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good morning. in the hot seat. billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch set to testify in front of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. california dreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup,
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but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in front of parliament. he'll be answering questions about the phone hacking scandal about his tabloid "news of the world." >> rupert murdoch, his son and top editor all called to testify about the scandal that has sent shock waves around the world. we'll head to london in a moment. also, the latest on a tragic story out of florida, involving a teenager accused of killing his parents and then having a party in his house while they're
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bodies were hidden inside. we're going to tell you more about that story, as well. also, we'll be talking about something else troubling. pumping iron. doctors say it's good for adults. but what about for kids who are still growing? coming up, the big business of children's gym memberships and the dangers of lifting too much weight too soon, matt. let us begin on a tuesday morning with rupert murdoch, forced to answer some very difficult questions in parliament today. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with a preview. stephanie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, the questioning is set to begin in a couple of hours, just behind me. but ahead of the testimony, news corporation released a statement saying they take the allegations against "news of the world" seriously and are cooperating with authorities. but they reject any suggestion that what happened at the paper is somehow a reflection of the culture at the company. it is an unlikely faceoff. the head of the world's second largest media company, rupert
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murdoch, questioned by a small panel of british politicians over phone hacking at one of his papers. broadcast live, the world will be watching. >> i wouldn't underestimate. he's deceptively mild, but also extremely astute, as well. of and so he'll give, i think, probably as good as he gets. >> well, they've got a lot of questions to answer. the main one is, did you know what was going on? did you know these appalling things had been done in your name? if not, why didn't you? >> reporter: murdoch has already apologized for allegations of phone hacking, and launched an internal investigation. but he and "news corps" executives say they weren't aware of wrongdoing at the time. his father, james murdoch, apparent heir, this will have a direct impact on his future at the company. questioned separately, rebekah brooks, resigned as head of the newspaper arm last friday. two days later, the 33-year-old was arrested for her alleged
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connection to the phone hacking and unlawful payments to police officers. >> the position of rebekah brooks can be simply stated. she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >> reporter: the murdochs' testimony comes two weeks into a scandal that is not rocking just their company but also the institution of british society. there have been four high-profile resignations, including the top brass of scotland yard, and ten arrests. each new day drops a new bombshell. on monday, it was the death of sean hoare, the first journalist to go on the record pointing the finger directly at former "news of the world" editor andy colson accusing him of actively encouraging phone hacking. police say his death is unexplained, but not suspicious. and in an ironic twist, the company accused of hacking got hacked themselves. murdoch's son paper had to quickly remove this fake headline on its paper last night. today's story makes no mention of parliament or their boss,
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rupert murdoch. the questioning is expected to take about three hours, but don't expect any detailed answers to direct questions about phone hacking. all three have said they will not answer questions that could in some way jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation. matt? >> all right. stephanie gosk in london this morning. stephanie, thanks so much. michael wolff is the author of "the man who owns the news: inside the secret world of rupert murdoch." he is also the editorial director of "ad week" magazine. good to see you. talk about the dynamic. one of the biggest media moguls in the world who is going to sit down and get peppered with questions from members of parliament. he is not a guy who likes to be challenged, not a guy used to getting it any way other than his own way. what's it going to be like? >> it could be a complete meltdown, frankly. >> really? you think that? >> i have seen him prepare for these things before. i have seen him bridle, i've seen him resist. he's really only ever testified, to my knowledge, twice before. and when -- he was much younger
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then, and then he did a bad job. he is somewhat -- >> but he knows what to face here. when you say it could be a complete meltdown, there have been coaching sessions, there have been media consultants brought in, although "bloomberg news" is reporting that key company executives say they're concerned about the way he has performed, even in the rehearsals. >> that's what i hear in london. it's radiating out from this circle of people around him. there are a lot of people around him now, so everybody is talking. and it's -- it's going to be precarious. i mean, he may rise to the occasion. but remember, it's an important thing. he's 80 years old. and i've spent a lot of time with him. it's not a young 80. >> all right. what is a win for rupert murdoch? what can he accomplish in front of this committee today that would be described as a victory? >> well, i'm going tell you what i think is the central thing on his mind. the thing that is consuming him is how to save his son, james. i really believe, if it was -- if he could step in front of
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james and take the bullet, he would. and we may see that. >> so this is -- is about protecting a successor to lead the company. >> not just a successor. it's his whole legacy. it's his whole reason for being hangs in the balance. >> so if he comes across after questioning as an honorable mogul, a guy with no knowledge of wrongdoing, no knowledge of hacking or payments to law enforcement, does he have to come out and say again what he said on the front page of all these newspapers, "i am sorry, we did things that were terrible, we will clean up"? >> he will say that a lot. it's the other part that's going to be very difficult. that he had no knowledge, that he was a remote figure. when everyone knows that he is -- as involved in the nitty-gritty, the granular details of running these newspapers as anyone has ever been. >> so transparency is going to be a key here. there's no question. these people are going to ask tough questions. if he comes across as being vague, removed or slippery, probably not the right word, but
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if he comes across in some ways of being evasive, bad day. >> yeah. or remote or arrogant or resistant to people asking him questions. >> you say his main goal would be to save his son. of "news corps" released a statement to nbc news last night saying they're taking the allegations seriously and cooperating with authorities and is went on to say, quote, we reject the notion that issues at news international are somehow indicative about our culture. this is about a brand. >> it's about the murdoch brand. and you may be able to separate that. this is a company with lots and lots of entertainment assets, which murdoch, frankly, is not really that interested in. what he's interested in is the newspapers, and those newspapers are indicative of the murdoch culture as they are the murdoch culture, in fact. >> another published report this morning also from bloomberg, i should mention, that says there are some company executives
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perhaps mulling over the possibility of rupert murdoch stepping aside. the company's coo, carrie chase -- chase carey, assuming his responsibilities. how likely in your opinion? >> i think not only likely, almost inevitable. i think it's the board members rather than executives mulling this. and the nine independent board members literally have to look at a life of litigation in front of them if they don't get this right now. and the easy, obvious solution is kick rupert upstairs. >> it doesn't solve the problem, though. >> i think it actually might solve the problem. this is not an enron situation. it's a company that has two proble problems. its newspapers and the murdoch family. you get rid of those two problems and you have a growing, flourishing company that no one has accuse of doing anything wrong. >> michael wolff who like everyone else will be watching what happens. thank you for being here.
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here's ann. thanks. exactly two weeks from today, if there is no deal, the united states will reach its debt limit and be unable to pay its bills. but the president and congressional republicans are still trying to work out their differences, as the house considers a controversial measure today. nbc's kelly o'donnell, nbc's capitol hill correspondent, now joins us. first, kelly, publicly, the republicans are calling for the cap -- cut, cap and balance plan. basically, increases the debt ceiling with only spending cuts, caps future spending and calls for a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. tea party conservatives love this plan. the president has already said he's going to veto it. do we really have time for a plan that is really just show, kelly? >> well, the important thing for house republicans and conservatives is to get their big political statement today. so they believe there's time for that. because the plan you just described allows them to say, the real solution is cutting spending big now, and changing how congress would work for years and years to come to limit
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spending in the future. so that's what they want to do. now, the white house knows it's not going to get to the president's desk, but they came out hard. they issued the veto threat, and they also said that this would really force the government to not be able to spend on things like medicare, social security, prevents spending for future disasters. and they even renamed it. you know, republicans call it cut, cap and balance. of the white house is calling it duck, dodge and dismantle. ann? >> let's move on and talk about what the white house is doing behind the scenes. because privately on sunday, secretly, really, there was a meeting between the president and republican leaders. and it raises the specter, is the quote, unquote, biggest deal possible actually still possible, kelly? >> well, aides in both parties tell me they're still talking about that, trying to do something that could be much bigger and would have a longer-term result. but the short term is really a plan that is getting a lot of attention quietly, negotiations going on.
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and it's been around from mitch mcconnell to harry reid, the democratic leader in the senate. what they're trying to do is a damage that would shift the authority to raise the debt limit back to the president. would give him the political risk, too. he would be able to do it in three installments between now and his run for re-election. and they would expect to include somewhere in the range of $1.5 trillion in cuts. a lot of details still to be sorted out. i'm told they're looking at things like extending the popular payroll tax cut. that might be in there. but i'm also told one of the problems is, if this is seen as too much of a washington establishment solution, that would make it harder to get any of those house republicans to go along. and whatever deal will take both republicans and democrats to make it by that deadline in two weeks. >> all right. that's right. just two weeks to go, kelly o'donne o'donnell, thank you so much. and coming up, we'll get more perspective from margaret hoover author of the new book called "american individualism: how a new general
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ranges of conservatives can save the republican party." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> it appears the republican party is moving on two separate tracks. what's exactly going on here? >> so what you asked is -- at the top of the show was, do we really have time for them to go through these renditions, cut cap and balance if it's not going to be on the president's desk. the reason we have time is because really there is a risk between the republican party between the gop old guard and the new guard. and what's going on behind the with your tan right now, they're developing plan b. they're working on what will be able to get through the senate, what will we be able to live with in the house and what will the president be able to sign? it's a big deal that we're talking about, what's being worked out now. today will be a statement of principle, but what's really going to happen is what's getting worked out now. >> okay. but quoting you, you make a very interesting point. you say many of the tea party really do believe you can run the government off a cliff to prove a point. that you can default on the debt. what explains this? >> well, look. you have 87 new members in
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congress who have never had the responsibility of governing before. what they have done is, they have infused within the republican party and washington, frankly, a real urgency to deal with the debt and the deficit. without them, and without these house republicans, we wouldn't even be having this conversation. and that was really reflected in the electorate in 2010. people said, we need to take care of our debt and deficit. and so that's what's being reflected and we're working out the kinks now. >> so you're saying on one hand while they're fundamentally naive and irresponsible, on the other hand, you say they're bringing so much energy into the party that the party has got to figure out how to use that energy. >> let's be fair. i didn't say all of the republicans are naive and irresponsible, but there are a few new members who actually are ideological purists. and eventually have to give. >> you write in this book -- ultimately, you wrote it because you care about the direction of party. and in that vein, you were predicting in this book a generational war. >> well, here's the deal. there are 80 million million
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enials born between the beginning of the reagan era and the clinton presidency. they made the majority of the difference in barack obama's election. part of an identity tends to solidify after three presidential election cycles. these kids are not voting republican, and in the next 16 months we could risk losing an entire generation. >> how are republicans out of step with this generation? between 1980 and 2000? >> i think a lot of our talk about the debt and deficit focuses on the tea party. we should be catering to the 30 and under. the million enial generation -- every dollar is spent right now, millionenials have to pay back themselves. we should be targeting our message to the 30 and under democrat graphic because it affects their future. >> we are facing the worst economic time since the great depression. your great grandfather was criticized for not doing more to stop the depression.
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so what are the lessons that you think are applicable from his administration to today? >> see, and that is a very typical criticism of herbert hoover, although when you look back at it at the end of 1929, "the new york times" said no president would have done much, and no president after could do better. that is one of these narratives. i think herbert hoover is knocked with a bit of the politics of personal destruction in how he handled the great depression. but, look, the way we handled the depression, hoover went on to establish the hoover institution which went on to establish friedman. so i think his politics and what we have learned from the great did depression has offered tools that herbert hoover didn't have at his disposal then. i think he would be a cut spending permanently, grow the economy president. and i think he would be doing things to make the public sector be -- private sector be able to figure out how to create jobs. because at the end of the day, people need jobs. and there are progress policies
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we should be implementing. >> there you go. margaret hoover, a pleasure. thank you so much. and the book is called "american individualism." now let's get a check of the morning's top stories from natalie morales. >> good morning, ann. good morning, everyone. a colorado air traffic controller is accused of being drunk while on duty. a source close to the investigation tells nbc that the long-time controller was found to have alcohol in his system during a random testing in july. he has since been removed from duty. for the second time this month, a giant dust storm called a haboob rolled through phoenix, arizona. the 3,000-foot tall ball of dust scrambled visibility at sky harbor international airport, and sent winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. two tropical storms are forming and picking up steam. and bret is moving slowly through the atlantic ocean but is expected to spare the east coast. meantime, sweltering weather in the midwest is holding strong and moving east.
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20 states have heat advisories in effect today. we'll have more from al in just a moment. the illegal practice of robosigning is alive and well in three states, despite promises from banks and mortgage companies that it would end. that's according to the associated press. critics say the mortgage industry isn't doing enough to stop workers from forging signatures or signing foreclosure documents without reading them. and now let's head to wall street. cnbc's melissa francis is at the new york stock exchange again for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. shares of news corp under pressure as the board calls for rupert murdoch to step aside. a lot depends on murdoch's performance before parliament today. also, borders announcing it's going to close its doors, the second-largest book seller had been looking for a buyer to keep the stores open. they were unable to find that. about 400 stores will close, costing 11,000 jobs. we're watching gold soar $1600 an ounce on worries both debt
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here and in europe. back to you. >> melissa francis from the new york stock exchange, thank you. and fond farewells this morning as nasa's final shuttle "atlantis" departed from the international space station, due back thursday. of a spacecraft snapped pictures of vesta, the brightest rock and sent them home from 117 million miles away. almost looks like the moon there. absolutely spectacular. 7:19 now. let's turn it back over to matt, ann and al. >> that is a pretty picture, natalie. >> almost looks like it has acne. >> a space rock with acne. meanwhile, a haboob? >> a dust storm. it originates in the middle east, that phrase. but, yes, kind of a mini haboob. >> good segue. here we go. >> let's take a look and ssegue. >> let's take a look and see what happens happening outside. we've got that heat wave. it will not go away. 62 million americans affected by this record breaking heat from
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texas all the way to the dakotas. look at temperatures. 101 in bis mark. air temperature, lincoln, nebraska, 101. 107 wichita, falls. it will feel like 112 in bismarck, 108 in wichita, falls. west, there's a trough, temperatures cooler. seattle, seven degrees below normal. 69 for a high. 75 in medford. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> here 100-gruyere will arrive thursday. today, low to mid 90s. 80 degrees the current temperature with wind out of the southwest at five miles per hour. it is plenty warm and plenty sticky outside with that humidity. 79 degrees in college park. over in prince georges county, other loeshcation, 80 degrees. rain to the west and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks so much.
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it's a crime straight out of a horror novel. police in florida say a teenager murdered his parents and then threw a party as they lay dead in their home. nbc's mark potter is here with the disturbing story. mark, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. neighbors are stunned by what police found in the house behind me. two parents dead on the floor. their son is now charged with murder and sits in jail. >> they say you murdered your parents -- >> reporter: 17-year-old tyler hadley was transferred monday evening from juvenile detention to the saint lucie county jail after he was charged as an adult with the premeditated murders of both his parents. 54-year-old blake hadley, a power company worker and 47-year-old mary jo hadley, a popular school teacher. police say they were bludgeoned to death with a framing hammer like this one. >> it was a merciless killing. it was brutal. >> reporter: police discovered the grizzly scene early sunday
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morning after an anonymous tip about a possible murder brought them to the hadley home in port st. louisy, florida. they say they found the bodies on the floor with the hammer between them. tyler hadley, month met police at the door, was arrested at the scene, where police say he had tried to hide the bodies but neither items from the house. >> books, files, towels. anything that he could find inside the home to cover the bodies. >> reporter: police say hadley killed his parents and hid their bodies on saturday. also on that day, police say hadley invited facebook friends to his house for a party and went on, police say, to party with dozens of his friends. >> there was at least a good 50 people here. >> reporter: the neighbors called police at 2:30 sunday morning to complain about the noise. >> kids hanging out of the windows yelling at each other. >> reporter: police returned to the home after receiving the murder tip. police say hadley isn't talking, and they have not established a motive. neighbors and family friends
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were stunned. >> we are just perplexed, i guess. as everyone. what happened. >> you wonder what could possibly have gone so wrong. what could be going through a child's mind to do something so violent and horrible to his parents. it's mind-boggling. >> reporter: now, hadley has yet to enter a plea. last night, his grandfather told nbc news that just a week ago, the boy attended a family reunion and showed no signs of disturbance. in fact, actually seemed to be enjoying himself there with his father. matt? >> mark potter this morning in port st. louisy, thank you very much. still ahead, kids and weight lifting. how much is too much, and how young is too young? we'll get into that. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ carrie ] i remember my very first year as a teacher,
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coming up, new information suggesting casey anthony is living in california. we'll go there live.
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and on a lighter note, the u.s. women's soccer team stops by in our studio. hershey's chocolate goodness, that brings people together. hershey's makes it a s'more. you make it special. pure hshey's. good morning. it's 7:26 on this tuesday july 19th. i'm pat lawson muse. in the news this morning a montgomery county police officer responding to a call involved in a crash overnight. the officer and two other people involved are expected to be fine april section of colesville road is closed. danella sealock has more. >> shut down in both directions between sligo creek parkway and indian spring drive. avoid colesville road. take georgia avenue. also earlier we had a water main break. here's a look at what it looks like, chopper over it live
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today. this is at route 123. so sligo creek -- sorry, this is just before nutley. avoid this road as well. back to you, pat. >> thanks, danella. we'll collect the forecast next. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china,
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the high, 94 degrees. 96 in fredericksburg, virginia, where up around 79 to 80 degrees right now. some high humaniid humanity in air. going up to a high of 100. >> thanks,
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 19th of july, 2011. summer flying by. and it feels like summer here in the city. a lot of people out on the plaza getting an early start, which is great advice, because it gets awful hot in the afternoon around here. temperatures going up to about 100 degrees later in the week. going to get sticky. we'll get outside and stay hi to those people. get sticky with them in just a couple minutes. meanwhile, inside the studio, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. and coming up, we'll talk about the bad economy. a lot of experts say things are getting a little bit better. you know what, it doesn't really
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feel that way for millions of americans, and they are taking steps to protect themselves, cutting back on spending. how can you do it, too? we're going to have key survival tactics. >> we'll also talk about some amazing young women with big goals in life. the u.s. women's soccer team is here, fresh off their great run at the world cup in germany, waving at all of you this morning. we'll hear from them. >> looking forward to that. also ahead, how about this question. would you let your child, and i'm talking about children, 8, 9, 10 years old, maybe 11, join a gym, and pump iron? we're going to tell you why more and more kids are lifting heavy weights, and why that has some people a little bit concerned. >> all right. but let's begin with casey anthony, and the question, is she hiding out on the west coast this morning? nbc's kerry sanders is in carlsbad, california with the latest on this story. hey, kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. i'm in southern california. yes, in carlsbad. it's an upscale coastal community not far from san diego. when casey anthony was released
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from jail in orlando two days ago, she vanished. but now sources say she climbed on board an airplane, an aircraft kept at a hangar right here. that aircraft flying west, making multiple stops, where she may or may not have stepped off. >> this is the first place you would go search. >> reporter: todd makaluso was a high-powered california attorney, once a member of casey anthony's legal team who reportedly gave her $70,000 before leaving the case last year. >> there is substantial evidence, and that proves, your honor, her innocence. >> reporter: on his website, he sizes his private plane, a plane that enables us to travel anywhere within the united states in seven hours. the day before casey was released from jail, his plane was on the ground in orlando, according to, a website which tracks commercial and private air crafts. pilots are not required to file flight plans for every trip, but the next time the plane showed
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up was in panama city, florida, nearly four hours after casey's release from jail. after changing its planned destination twice, according to flightaware records, makalusa's plane headed to prescott, arizona. almost 15 hours later, the plane stopped in northern california. and then landed at the john wayne airport here in southern california. makalusa declined to comment to nbc news, and casey anthony's legal team will not say if she was on board or if she is now in california. >> there might be somebody, if they want to spend enough money and effort and energy trying to find her. but it won't do them any good, because they won't be able to get to her, won't be able to talk to her, and when they blink, she'll be gone. >> reporter: it's unclear who is funding casey anthony's life right now. she left jail with only $537.68. there is talk of a possible pay per view television interview, but she has also been hit with an irs tax lien and four different lawsuits. you may remember one of the key
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pieces of evidence the prosecution had during trial was taken from the anthonys' family home computer. they said they found 84 searches on the hard drive for chloroform. but during trial, according to the "new york times," the owner of the company that created the software that extracted that information from the hard drive said that the software was faulty, and is there were not 84 searches, there was only one. we attempted to contact the prosecutors to ask them for their reaction to this. they did not respond to us, nor did they respond to the "new york times." remember, it was that chloroform search that was a linchpin of the prosecution's case, because they claimed that casey had poisoned her little daughter caylee with chloroform. ann? >> all right, kerry sanders this morning. thanks. star jones is a former prosecutor and veteran legal commentator, and savannah guthrie is today's legal
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correspondent. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> on this last point, is it possible that the prosecution failed in its duties during the trial that it wasn't 84, according to the software design who said it was 84, but when they checked the data and checked and scoffed glitches, it was only one time there was a chloroform search? >> law and ethics require the prosecution to turn over any information that it might -- that might be exculpatory to the defendant. if they found out prior to the close of their case that what was considered a linchpin, if you will, of their case, there was material that suggested they put on false evidence, in theory, they should turn it over. >> yeah, if it's exculpatory evidence, they should have turned it over. what i think is interesting here, there was testimony from a different search engine company that said it was only searched one time. so the jurors did hear this evidence that it wasn't 84 hits, it was only 1. one thing, though, i remember -- i think i commented on at the time. in the closing argument by the prosecution, they never
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mentioned those computer searches. and i remember thinking, that's odd. that was their key evidence of premeditation. why did they drop the issue in closing arguments? >> this may be the reason why. >> this is an argument. if you know or you think there is material that went in before the jury that should not have gone in, if you don't use it in the -- as part of your closing statement, then that's a good suggestion that you knew there were some problems. >> but doesn't that mean -- where does this go from here? in other words, if this, in fact, is found to be true, this "new york times" article, how does it effect then how this case -- how all of this debate goes from here? >> i think it's probably a nonissue. prosecutors if they failed to turn over exculpatory evidence may have an ethics issue on their hands. if she been convicted we would have a different story, we would have a hot issue on appeal. but what she was convicted of was lying to investigators. it has nothing to do with this chloroform search evidence. >> let's talk about the story of what is going on in terms of the search to find casey anthony. at some point, they're going to -- her whereabouts are going
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to be known. is there anything that she can do to stall or -- there is no guide book here. >> she kind of has a big decision to make. does she want to live her life in relative obscurity quietly, or does she want to make the most money at this opportune time, sort of pimp out her infamy. and that is a decision she has to make. if she decides to do it quietly, that is going to a legitimate news source, not selling an interview, not having any connection to selling videos or photographs, doing it one time and walking away. if she wants to make the most of her infamy, then she can just go for the gusto. >> yeah, you say it's a hard choice. in some sense, i don't know if she has a choice. i don't know if she'll be able to quietly go into that good night. i think sooner or later, paparazzi cameras will find her, spectators will find her. everything she does will be interesting. it's not the situation where celebrities can kind of foreclose the cameras by
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releasing a photo of a new baby daughter or something. people will be interested not just in what she looks like, but they want to see what she is doing. if she goes to the grocery store, if she goes to the coffee shop. there will be, for a certain period of time, money associated with anybody who can get that photograph. so i think she is going to be dogged by the cameras for a long time. >> meantime, there seems to be some money in play here. we heard yesterday from chain me mason that her lifestyle will be funded by volunteers. they have had a lot of offers to help. i mean -- >> i watched that interview. it was very curious. people just want to insert themselves into a high-profile situation. and i find it a little interesting. no matter what you feel about casey anthony, if you think she was wrongly charged and she was not responsible for the death of her child, there is no question that she didn't use her mothering instincts in the way she reported this child's disappearance and then subsequent death. so i don't know where the volunteers are coming from, if you will. these -- i want to be on team
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casey. it doesn't make a lot of sense to me. >> i think people around casey need to evaluate the motives of anybody trying to insert themselves in this situation. >> savannah guthrie, star jones, thank you both. it's always good to have your perspective. and now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by chevy. every model is backed by 100,000 miles, 5-year powertrain limited warranty. >> and we've got some girls fro california. where in california are you from? >> grass valley, california. >> that's great. >> we're all from california. >> farm girls. very nice. let's collect your weather. need the farmers. severe storms fargo, north dakota to d.c., charlotte. possibility of a few tornadoes in eastern north dakota and minnesota. at risk, extending into the mid-atlantic. rain in the pacific northwest. air quality alerts in texas. rip current as long the
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southeastern atlantic coast due to bret. showers in the pacific northwest. gorgeous in the northeast. humidity levels starting to rise. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a chance that we could get beneficial rains but severe weather possible, too. and that means possibility of some frequent lightning. heavy rain and even hail coming up later. 80 degrees is the current temperature. hazy sky and clouds, too. it's partly cloudy now. at a temperature of 80. you folks in vienna, falls church, also at 80. 77 just north of gaithersburg and poolsville. a high of 94, tomorrow and that's your latest weather. ann? >> al, thank you. coming up next, getting through the tough times. how you can save more money in a bad economy, right after this. the chevy cruze eco offers an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon on the highway. how does it do that? well, to get there, a lot of complicated engineering goes into every one.
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we're back now at 7:44 and this morning in ""today"'s money" dealing with tough times. only 18,000 jobs were added to the u.s. economy in june. today's financial editor jean chatzky is here to look at what you can do. good morning, nice to see you. >> you too. >> whether or not the recovery is moving forward or not, people seem to be living as if it is not. >> and that's because of the composition of this recovery. if you look at where the extra money is going, it's all going to corporations. and it's not going to individuals in terms of jobs and wages. >> so people are cutting back.
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by the way, you have long been a proponent of living somewhat below your means. >> absolutely. >> so this to you must be a good thing. >> it's a good thing for individuals. it's not a good thing for the economy. we need people to start spend figure we're going to see growth. >> harris polls tells us some ways people are cutting back, some people saying they're purchasing generic brands more, going to the hairdresser less often. i don't know why i pointed to you. switch to refillable water bottles, cut back on cable, stop buying that expensive cup of coffee in the morning. >> right. people are saying we are making these changes. and i ask people on facebook and twitter, are you missing these things? and they said after a month or so, not so much. >> so it's common sense, a lot of these things. i mean, you know, bringing your lunch to work, carpooling. but what can we learn based on what we're seeing in terms of the ways others are saving money? >> if you haven't made these changes, look at your monthly bills. look at the cable and the health club and things you pay for every single month and ask yourself, have i trimmed these,
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and cheyenne. it's a tourist's curiosity. what did you think you were going to find when you got here? >> well, i didn't know. >> reporter: there's only one paved road, winding path which used to be buford's schoolhouse. it ends at the front door of the only home in town. think you'll ever have a stoplight? >> i certainly hope not. >> reporter: he's got the only snowplow in buford, the only tow truck. the only gas for miles. do you think this qualifies as a town? >> in wyoming? it's almost a city. >> reporter: tell that to don's only neighbors. wyoming ground squirrels. buford wasn't always this small. once a railroad town, it boasted some 2,000 residents. the rain still runs through buford. only these days, they just don't stop anymore. >> when the railroad went away, the town went away. >> well, the whole town did, yeah. >> reporter: betty lives a county away and has been watching buford slowly fade from
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the map for some 90 years. but she said don saved it. >> yeah, i think don likes it out here. >> reporter: he's become sort of an angel of i-80. if you've got an engine problem, don likely has the answer. >> if it's jerking like that, a lot of times that's water. >> reporter: if you're a little low on cash, he'll even spot you a few dollars. >> he's the kind of guy who will give you the shirt off his back. >> he has kept the lights burning longer than most expected. but it won't last forever. >> i'm getting to the point where i'm thinking about retirement, you know, so i don't know what's going to happen to buford when i decide to retire. ♪ all by myself >> reporter: so if you ever find yourself on i-80 and need gas or conversation, stop by. just do it before don rolls up buford's sidewalks, either for the night -- >> we'll see you, don. >> reporter: -- for for good. for "today," lee cowen, nbc news, buford, wyoming. >> good for you, don.
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welcome back. today may feel like it did yesterday but it's going to look different, more clouds around the area, even thunderstorms. 82 is the temperature now. as we check in on you folks in trinidad, ashton, poolsville, 82, going up to 93 with afternoon thunderstorms. >> thanks, veronica. back to
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8:00 now on this tuesday morning, july 19th, 2011. don't tell the kids out in our crowd, but their summer vacation is probably about halfway over already, if not a bit more. but it looks like everybody is having a good time this morning, waving at their families and friends back home. and it's already hot and sticky out here this morning. i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and al roker. coming up, we'll talk about a new group, the newest group of "american idol," the u.s. women's soccer team, fresh from their amazing world cup tournament, where they made it a heart-stopping final game. what they have to say, coming
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up. we'll also talk about kids and weight lifting. i'm talking about kids as young as 6, 7, 8 years old, an incredible rise in the number of gym memberships for young children. but some people warn agast that. we're going to talk to a doctor and a psychologist to figure out what's going on. >> all right. and then we've got them on the plaza. you know them, you love them, you can't live without them. they're here to hunk it out, the entire cast of "entourage" here to talk about the final season of their hit show on hbo. >> they're bringing some cool facts to our broadcast. my 16-year-old son walker doesn't really get up before 12:00 in the afternoon. he is glued to the tv. >> was thinking about coming down. >> exactly. because he loves this show. anyway, let's get to the news, natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. media tie coop rupert murdoch and his son james are facing tough questions today from the british parliament. lawmakers want to know if phone hacking and police bribery were tools of the trade at murdoch's
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british newspaper. the scandal forced two top police officials to quit. and prime minister david cameron cut short his trip to africa to address an emergency session of parliament tomorrow. with just two weeks until a default deadline, president obama says progress is being made on a deal with congress to cut government spending and raise the nation's borrowing limit. but today the house is expected to devote time to a tea party-backed budget bill, which is expected to be shot down by the senate and the white house. as many as 13 deaths are now being blamed on a heatwave gripping the middle of the country. heat indexes topping 100 degrees are expected to linger and push eastward. 62 million americans are affected by the unbearable temperatures and humidity. new research suggests that curbing risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, depression and obesity could prevent millions of cases of
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alzheimer's disease. the study also found that illiteracy can contribute to future cases of dementia, because it keeps young brains from developing as much as they should. and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." brian. >> natalie, good morning. tonight we'll bring you a story we have been talking about. for every satchel page and jackie robinson, there were hundreds more hometown heroes who dominated the diamond yet were invisible in life and sadly in death. now one man is making a big difference to recognize all of them. that and more when we see you tonight. natalie for now, back to you. now for a look at what's trending today, what has you talking online. facebook friends are wondering who will be first to get tripped up by philadelphia's enforcement of a ban on texting while walking. sidewalk outlaws will be fined $120. i would be getting that fine, no doubt. the u.s. women's world cup soccer team enjoyed a heroes welcome when they returned home
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from germany monday. and why not? the team's nail-biting loss to japan sunday broke the tweeting record seatbet by the death of a bin laden. and we'll be meeting all of the players here in studio in just a few minutes. and is she playing hard to get? betty white has turned down a youtube invitation to attend the marine corps ball. the 89-year-old star says she was flattered and loves a man in uniform, but will be busy taping an episode of "hot in cleveland" during the november ball. that's too bad. it is 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to al with a check of the weather. >> maybe they'll change the taping schedule. here's hoping. all right. we've got a young man whore to -- your grandfather's a weather guy, where? >> wichita falls. >> his name. >> skip mcbride. >> big hello to skip mcbride. let's check your weather, see what's happening. omaha, nebraska, nbc 6. oppressive heat and humidity, near 100.
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rest of the country, monsoonal moisture in the southwest. showers making their way into the pacific northwest. temperatures will be cooler. we had a few hit or miss shower in the northeast. heat continues through the southwest into the gulf coast. risk of strong storms from the mid-atlantic states up into the central and northern plains. that's what's go on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> here we've got a partly sunny to cloudy sky across the area. boy, it is sticky and quite warm out there already. 82 again going up to a high of the low to mid 90s. from 80 around college park. 82 there. your high, 94 degrees today. 93 tomorrow. some 0 of storms this afternoon between noon and 7:00 p.m. could be severe, heavy rain and high wind. thursday high of 99. 101 on friday. r. mr. lawyer? >> all right, al. thank you very much. when we come back, goal-oriented. the u.s. women's soccer team in our studio, all fired up, even after a tough loss at the world
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captain, abby wambach and hope solo. you brought women's soccer to a whole new level of cool. everyone was watching. the president was watching. even tweeting. of in fact, i understand that the -- broke the record for the number of tweets per second, even eclipsing the royal wedding. what is your reaction? >> yay! >> so what is your reaction to that? i mean, have you wrapped your mind around how popular it was watching you? >> i don't think we've captured it all yet. just being over there in germany and, you know, hope to be inspiring to everyone at home and now we realize we were. we were there. and, you know, the hearts on these girls, you know, 21 players here, the determination. you know, we wanted toin entire everybody back home at america and it looks like we did. >> did you feel extra pressure, abby, knowing attention was on the game, that people were watching? >> no, that was an added sense of inspiration for us. we heard the stories over in germany. coming here yesterday, we got
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the times square pulled around the corner, and there was this huge crowd waiting for us. and i was like, look at the people outside. that's for us, you know? and we were just so humbled by the fact that our country got behind us. obviously, we wish we could have brought home the cup, but i think we did it in an inspirational way, made ourselves proud. >> are you mad that it came down to a penalty kick? maybe i should ask you, hope. are you mad about that? because you guys played with so much heart. and this is the thing. they had watched you do penalty kicks. you had not seen them do penalty kicks. >> you know, i think in a major tournament, it is so difficult to win two very dramatic games in that kind of fashion. so when it came down to penalty kicks, we had given everything we had in the last penalty kick shootout against brazil. so i knew it was going to be difficult this time around. but we gave our best game in the final. it was a possession-oriented game. and for so lang long we had heard the american team has a great defense, they go along, look for abby's head.
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but in the final, we came out with an attacking spirit. and i think we showed america everything they wanted to see in a final. >> and as hard as this loss was for you, we saw the disappointment on your faces, when you hear how exciting it was for japan after the earthquake, the tsunami, the nuclear disaster there, what goes through you? does that give you a kind of compensation to your sense of loss? >> yeah, i think hope -- she was quoted as saying, you know, sometimes -- maybe this is best for the japanese people. it's hard for us. obviously, we wanted to win. but if our sacrifice in not winning is going to uplift an entire nation in had terms of what they have gone through in the last few months with the disaster, we're proud to have been on the other side of the field. they're a great team. proud of sawa who had an amazing tournament. the team is so good. proud of ourselves, but we have to give japan a lot of credit. >> i think you should also take away from this a transcendent
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moment that you created. men and boys -- my 16-year-old son -- men and women in uniform in afghanistan glued to the television set, watching you, cheering for you. i mean, this was a victory for women's soccer. do you think -- do you realize the difference you have made for women's sports? >> absolutely. i think it's clear that, you know, we play with so much pride and so much spirit and so much passion. and i think that's the american spirit. and i think people really grasp on to that, and they wanted to jump on the bandwagon and follow it. because truly, this country loves winners. and although we didn't bring the cup home, we have a winning attitude and winning spirit and we play with so much passion and pride. and i think the country really enjoyed watching. >> and you've got daughters, christie. >> two little girls. >> so this is particularly poignant for you. >> yeah, it was definitely amazing to finish off the tournament like that and just to be able to go home to two little girls smiling and inspiring the youth, you know, and hopefully
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body building competitions and now competitors are getting younger and younger. here is nbc's adeedi roy. >> reporter: killer abs, steely arms and a rippled chest. but this is no seasoned professional. this body builder is a 13-year-old boy. >> i guess having a good body, working muscles to perfection. that's what i like about it. >> reporter: richard started pumping iron last year. >> i set ridiculous goals to see if i can reach them. >> reporter: one of those goals, to showcase his sculpted physique. two months ago -- >> i think my brother told me to peak. >> reporter: -- on stage. it was his first amateur body building competition. he won. >> he was very unsure i would be able to get on the stage but it was a lot of fun. >> reporter: to prepare, richard spent two days a week at the gym, lifting weights with his dad. >> richard and i are close friends, and i'm so proud of him. >> he told me a lot of good
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information about weight lift g lifting. >> reporter: richard isn't alone in his love of working out. a recent study shows the number of 6 to 11-year-olds joining a gym has doubled since 2005. >> the younger they are, the more susceptible the cartilage of the growth plate is to injury. a significant injury to a growth plate can lead to long-term consequences. >> reporter: some doctors say, with the right adult supervision, weight training, even in the preteen years, can be safe. others cla body building is different. >> boys, perfectionism is usually created with increased muscularity. so if they're starting at such a young age, i think they have the danger of continuing to strive for that perfectionism later on. >> reporter: making the pressures on buffed-up boys possibly similar to those facing tiara-wearing girls. >> body building is exactly the same thing as beauty pageants for girls. >> reporter: they say they have consulted with richard's pediatrician and monitor his well-being. >> i know what he's doing and if he's overdoing it.
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>> i definitely think he has gotten more confident. he knows he's stronger. >> if you try your best, it will definitely work your body to the point of perfection. >> reporter: for richard, it is about the perfect body. one lift at a time. for "today," adidi roy, nbc news, los angeles. >> dr. jordan metsle is a sports medicine physical at new york city's hospital for special surgery and a member of the american academy of pediatrics. jeff gardere is a psychologist. good morning to both of you. i don't know whether to start with the physical side of this or emotional side of this. let me go with you. do you see an issue with this? >> i see an issue. i feel the boys may start to develop what we call an adonis complex. in other words, trying to live up to this physical ideal, hyper masculinity, and not tapping into more of their social skills. >> i was a skinny kid. my parents helped me out with things like improving the strength of my wrists so i could maybe hit a little bit better in little league. but this takes it to a whole
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different level. >> teaching you technique, more strength training than anything else. and there is nothing wrong with that. and i'm saying that as a psychologist. but when we're looking at body building at such a young age, we know there are so many more injuries, and, again, the seeky is affected by this. >> they're fixated now on their bodies, if this is the case, from 8, 9, 10 years old. it can't be good down the road. >> it can't be good, because they're not looking at their sensitivity, tapping into other sides of their lives. they're more -- everything. the focus is just about their bodies. and we're afraid of body dismorphia, eating disorders. >> i have a 10-year-old, so this is right in my frame of reference. and what damage could he do to his body in the long term if he doesn't work with weights properly now? >> well, matt, when i watched that piece, i'm thinking, oh, my god. that's not the right thing we want to see at all. we are really against power lifting and body building for adolescents and teens, it's dangerous for their growing bodies. we're very much in favor, not only myself but the american
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academy of pediatrics, the college of sports medicine is strongly in favor of strength training for kids. your son can be doing high-reputation, light-weight training. i saw that guy trying to max out on a bench press set. that's a bad thing for a kid. >> so if my child came to me and said, dad, i love little league, i want to get stronger. first, i should set realistic goals and boundaries? >> strength training is great, it reduces injury rate, he'll play better. you can be part of it, too. the key is high-reputation, light-weight training will recruit more muscle. >> one thing we have to applaud the family for, there was adult supervision at all times. huge mistake to allow your kids to do this themselves. >> that's right. the number one reason kids get hurt doing strength training because they're not being supervised. >> like this idea that you talk about boundaries and i assume you're talking about the boundaries of parents getting involved, to the point of being overinvolved and pushing their kids to this hyper masculinity and that's not good for the
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psyche of the kids. >> let's look at the other side of the coin on this. if we had a child who was obese and came to us and said, dad, i want to go to the gym every single day, and i want to go crazy on this. would we view it in a slightly different way? >> well, my obese patients are often discouraged from doing sports physically and i think psychologically too from doing sports. and so i think some of the things that strength training offers them really are that they can do this with, you know, and not feel judged and they can do better. so i think it's a great thing for them to do. >> and it's more about getting healthy if you're obese. you want to find the proper balance. it's much different than doing body building at a competitive edge at such a young age. >> jeff and dr. metsel thank you very much. appreciate your input. it is now 23 after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. now let's check in with our friend mr. willard scott. hey, willard, good morning. >> birthday hats on and blow the
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candles, because here we are in smucker'sville. happy birthday to one and all. and this is eve jacobson. i'll get that right. 100 years old today. and we wish her a very happy birthday. lives independently and loves her chicago. what a town. nothing like chicago. nothing like chicago. and mary cavotta of mechanicsville, new york. 100 years old today. an avid syracuse university basketball fan and football. loves to watch it on the tv. and we have abraham shenkman of lynbrook, new york. 100 years old today. proud world war ii veteran, and lives independently. drives his own vehicle and still works at his typewriter. how about that? keeping busy. that's part of the secret. and here is elizabeth shamrell from tucson, arizona, 102 years old today. secret to longevity is eating
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plenty of vegetables, and doing all sorts of exciting things like having a glass of wine with her din-din. he had gar eifert. he is from faribault, minnesota. 100 years old today. served as a minister for 75 years, and enjoys playing the piano and solving crossword puzzles. a great combination. and finally, we have sally mosher, los angeles, california, 100 years old. loves to be there for all of her family. that's a nice way to put it. and her hobbies are fabulous, and she loves those. and that's it. from your nation's capital, where we're saving you money. now back to new york. >> hey, willard, thanks. coming up, those cool guys from "entourage."
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8:26 is your time now. 82 degrees out there already. look at haze in the sky. veronica will have the forecast in a moment. i'm eun yang. tuesday july 19th, 2011. a flm number of problems on the roads. hi, danella. >> good morning. a tough xlut. starting out, route 123 closures as you pass glendale drive and before nutley due to water main break. crews are directing traffic on the service road. route 29 in maryland still closed from sligo creek parkway to indian spring drive, due to a
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serious crash. big delays, 66, i want to show you this. i have an accident jammed from 123 to nutley. the accident on the shoulder lane at the metro station. >> thanks so much. we'll take a quick break. ♪
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we're in 80 degrees now. by 1:00, over 90. high today 94 to 95, strong afternoon thunderstorms possible. more tomorrow. 99 to 101 thursday and friday. >> thanks. more news, weather and traffic
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8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 19th day of july, 2011. great crowd here in rockefeller plaza. and we're happy that so many of them have decided to kick off their day with us. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. al roker and natalie morales. the ladies, you guys used to
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have "sex in the city," right? >> there used to be a movie called "sex in the city". i'm not sure we had sex in the city. >> the point i was making, for the men, it's all about "entoura "entourage", a great show all about a movie star. and his band of brothers. the question is, where does vinny go from here? that show is entering its eighth and final season. there's the whole cast right there in our studio. i'm going to chat with those guys in a couple minutes. >> how cool are they? really. okay. also coming up this morning, somebody else pretty cool is in our studio. jane pauly talking about carrying on a mother's mission to help children. >> and then on our diet sos, joy bauer is going to tell us why all filberts and nuts are not created equal. >> and have you ever dreamed of being a guitar hero? i mean, seriously being able to play the guitar? >> sure. >> wanting to be a rocker.
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well, coming up, ms. savannah guthrie, who happens to be a rocker, very, very talented. she tried to show me how to strum the six string, and i'll just say, the guitar bar at hoboken will never be the same. >> cool, that looks like fun. mr. roker. >> all right. let's show you what's happening for today. we've got a risk of strong storms from the plains all the way into the mid atlantic states. we're expecting tha mid-atlantic states. expecting that heat to continue through the southwest. and then as we move on into tomorrow, we expect to see the heat throughout much of the country. heat advisories and warnings over 20 states tomorrow. showers in the pacific northwest on the mild side. and where are you from? >> jbcs. >> here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> here, most neighborhoods over the 80-degree mark. throughout the area from poolsville, 81 to herndon to
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takoma park, 82, going up to a high temperature of today just like yesterday, 94. 95 degrees. a risk of afternoon thunderstorms between noon and 7:00 p.m. some of which could bring very heavy rain, frequent lightning, possible high winds and hail. more tomorrow, 99 to 101 at the end of the week. and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. coming up, the boys are back in town. we're talking about the cast of "entoura "entourage" here in our studio. but
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plan your stay at, with packages starting at just $99 per person per night. for the past seven seasons, hbo's hit series, "entourage" has taken viewers inside the world of vincent chase and those who make up his inner circle. now, in the show's eighth and final season, vince is out of rehab, that's good news, and thinking about his next project.
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but the idea does not go over so well with everyone. take a look. >> the main character is an american. mortgages his house, and smuggles hes labrador into romania for survival. anyway, i really think there is a movie in this. >> could be. >> totally. >> a movie for you? >> i mean, it could be great, don't you think? >> well, i mean, it's not a whole lot of time between now and march. >> and i want to direct it, too. i'm going to go to the bathroom. johnnie, order me something good, huh? >> i hate that idea. kevin conley, jeremy representatipifan. nice to have you here. i started reading tweets. we should mention to people, the season is wrapped. you shot all of season eight. so you're done. and you started tweeting about what the experience was like and what it was like to have it over and it's clear, this is a big part of your lives and your
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careers. >> kevin is still giving us notes, though. it's awful. he directed an episode. he doesn't realize, the season is over. >> but it's a big transition. has it sunk in yet that it's over? >> when you have done one thing for so long, it's hard to imagine doing anything else. but i think like the "entourage" rule, we'll persevere and keep going. >> have you guys figured out yet why this sunk in pop culture, and some of the words and terms you use on the show became part of our vernacular? i watch sports center a lot. i hear athletes all of the time reference "entourage" moments. have you figured out why that happened? >> i don't know. but that was certainly a good sign to me that the show is a hit to watch it and hear it on "sports center." that was certainly the highlight of the experience for me. certainly for kevin. >> i mean, all actors are frustrated athletes. that's the truth. we think of acting as a momentum sport. so the fact that our heroes are quoting us is unbelievable.
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>> and what helped is a lot of those athletes made guest appearances. there were a lot of cameos on this show. in some ways, the cameo became like another character on the program. >> yeah, it was definitely crazy. you look at the call sheet sometimes before work and seeing the people that were going to be onset that day, you know? >> brady, nicholson, mike tyson. >> stoudemire. >> you walk to video village and kevin durant is sitting behind the monitors, oh, kevin durant is here. >> can i just mention how great you look? you have been here before and i've seen the show and you've lost a lot of weight. >> i have. it's been a long road of trying to keep it going. so i'm trying not to blow it, you know? >> a couple of things i've got to know. what is ari's wife's name? even in the credits, it says -- mrs. ari. go ahead. what's her name? >> you know, i -- i can't tell you. >> what do you mean? >> but it will be -- we'll have to have a moment and it will be awkward on live television,
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matt. because i'm not -- it will be revealed within the first few episod episodes. >> is it something ridiculous, or is it like susan and we're all going to say, that's it, susan? >> maybe. >> well, to be -- >> can i say something? >> the way it comes out, things are revealed. >> is this going to make me mad when i find out? >> no. there is a payoff. >> yeah? >> and by the way, perry reeves who plays my wife is amazing. and it was her choice to always be called mrs. ari. >> last year was a little heavy. all right? and i think some viewers made comments about -- it got -- it got a little heavy. i understand this one is a little lighter. is that true? >> yeah, well, vince is back. and he's got to prove to everyone that he's not actually the drug addict that everyone thinks he is. >> he's out of rehab, but he's not a drug addict, right? are you worried that the -- the five of you sitting here, it seems like you had such a great experience on the show, not the
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results on the air, but the process. that it will be hard to relationship indicate that with future projects? >> i've actually talked to some of your people and i'm going to do kraft service for you, so i've got that locked. i'm good to go. i don't know about the rest of the team. >> but do you worry about not being able to duplicate the rest of this experience? >> i think it would be impossible to duplicate. i think it's so unique. you could go on and do ten shows or however many and win academy awards but it will never be as special as this. lightning in a bottle. >> by the way, eight years, it doesn't have to end. were you all on board with this? >> no, it got cancelled. >> we're not on board with it at all. >> tomorrow is the -- >> and what about a movie? there's a lot of talk about movie. are you guys on board with that? >> we are on board with that. we're going to continue to do weather-sodes. >> will there be a movie? >> we're going to try hard to make it happen. >> all right. hug it out? do people come up on the street and say "hug it out" and a word
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we don't say on morning tv? >> they didn't yell "cut" and i was looking in casey's eyes and i knew he would be very uncomfortable if i hugged him so i just said it. >> i started this whole thing by talking about the tweets. i liked yours. don't be sad because it's over, smile because it happened. a wise man said that to you. >> yes. actually, our director, david nutter, the moment we wrapped said that to us. and i think it's very true. >> wow. good for all of us. seven great seasons so far. we look forward to the eighth. guys, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> good to have you here. and you can catch the season premier of "entourage" sunday night 10:30 eastern on hbo. up next, jane paulie on how one woman found her life's calling thanks to her mom. but first, this is "today" on nbc. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive.
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calling" today, all in the family. "today" contributor jane pauley has been working with the aarp, which has produced and sponsored a series of reports for us. and this morning, she is here with a story of one woman making a difference in the field of education. jane, good morning. >> thank you, ann. mary reid can look back with pride on a successful career. but when she heard her mother's life calling, she found her own. ♪ >> reporter: boston, 1946. mary reid's mother bessie starts a nursery school in her home. >> i grew up in it sort of as a worker, trainer, whatever mom needed me to be. mom would collect some money, and it was always cash. and she would tuck it in her bosom. and so that would be the bank. until we get home. there was truly a family business. >> reporter: and still is. now there are three child care
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centers operated by mary's children. but when mary reid shows chose her own career, she was thinking beyond the family business. she became the first african-american woman to head the boston ywca. that's a big deal. >> it was a big deal. >> reporter: then a bigger opportunity came her way. >> i got a call, and they said the goodwill industries is looking for a vice president with a varied background. and your name has come up. and i thought, this would be a great job. >> for 12 years, it was. and then her mother died. when she passed at 72, that turned your life around full circle, didn't it? >> sure did. sure did. 60 years of hard work, my mother put into building something. everybody in the family looked to me to make decisions about going forward or closing.
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so are you going to then kind of walk away? >> reporter: so at 59, mary stepped down from a thriving career and into her mother's shoes. >> what's his name? >> keely. >> and what's her name? >> stella. >> reporter: but she faced problems her mother never did. >> middle class families had moved out of the city. inner city parents required subsidy to pay for quality care. >> reporter: but if the parent lost that subsidy -- >> for whatever reason. >> reporter: and the kid is -- >> gone. there was no continuity. how does that impact the children? how did it impact the achievement gap? >> reporter: mary's executive skills kicked in. she created a foundation, the bessie tart wilson initiative for children. she was relentless. >> we've tracked 3,200 youngsters and found this is a huge issue for a provider
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statewide. a human being is psychologically better prepared for life if their early education is a good experience. >> reporter: she took her case to the state assembly. >> in the scheme of things, it's not a lot of money in terms of investing in children. >> in young people, right. >> yeah. >> reporter: and got them to change the law to help subsidize kids and stay in daycare. your reinvention is advocacy. >> yes. >> reporter: now, in a city that prizes education -- >> it begins at 0 to 3. >> reporter: -- mary reid is seen as a champion for the neediest. at age 71, she is giving the youngest a shot at a better life. so you must be looking forward to retiring. >> my children keep reminding me, you keep saying you're going to stay home more. and work in your garden. but i really don't. >> reporter: you're alive!
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>> and it makes me feel alive to do this work. are you going to clap too? >> you know, as we talked, mary saw that at every turn in her life, she had had to learn something new. but that it was always an extension of what she already knew. that's how people grow. mary kept growing. the reality check about advocacy in mary's words, at the end of the day, have we changed something? it's about results. by the way, you can join me later today at noon eastern for my live internet radio show to talk about this and more. that's at >> great. you know, what a wonderful story. and mary built upon skill upon skill, not even realizing she had them at first. >> i think it's universal. she talked about as a teenager in her mother's nursery learning how to engage with people, meeting customers and clients
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was kind of her job. but she was nervous about it, until she realized, she was actually good at it. every job she had yet a new discovery about something that she was good at. and now she is putting a lifetime of experience to work, and adding new talent. >> a lesson for all of us. jane pauley, thank you so much. and coming up next, best-selling author daniel sylvia on his latest thriller. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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it's been more than a decade since best-selling author daniel silva first introduced us to gabriel allon, the fictional spy, killer and reclaimed art restorer. now gabriel and his team of operatives are back for a new adventure in a new novel called "portrait of a spy." and for the record, daniel is married to jamie gangle. welcome back. >> thanks for having me. >> this is a long time writing about this character, like being involved in a long-term marriage. are there days when you wake up at the computer and are tired of this guy? >> no, it's like my own marriage, perfect, wonderful. never thought about, you know, setting him aside at any point. he's like a part of the family. and, you know, i used to think that authors would exaggerate when they say that they really, you know, think of their characters as real people.
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but at this point, i'm afraid that gabriel allon is a real person. >> i'm trying to get over the fact that you just sucked up that much on national television. unbelievable. let's talk about this book a little bit. there has been a series of terrorist bombings. and gabriel is drawn back out of retirement, which happens a lot with this guy. he needs to change his cell phone number. >> he does. >> they constantly draw him back in. why is he so reluctant all of the time? >> because he has lived a very difficult life in terms of his career and he has been engaged in the war against terrorism, arguably longer than anyone else. he started as a young guy after the 1972 munich massacre. and frankly, it's difficult work. you get tired of it. and he doesn't want to do it. but he is very good, he has certain skills that other guys don't possess and we need him. >> a couple things that jump out. you really wanted to set this book, and you do, ten years from 9/11. >> that's right. >> in real-time.
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why? >> because i wanted to sort of take stock of where we are in this global war against terrorism. not only this threat of terrorism itself, but the impact it had on us as people, as americans. and as i set out to write this book, the earth literally shifted under my feet. >> well, that's what they make -- >> unrest that we have never anticipated. i was halfway through the book when it started. >> so did you have to go and revise things you had written in the first half because of the arab -- >> i did. for a few days i said no, it's not going to have an impact. and then when egypt exploded into unrest, i had no choice but to incorporate it into the book. it was an enormous challenge but also an enormous opportunity. because it gave me a chance to write a book about something more than terrorism. it's about the future of the middle east, and the world. >> you have a history of writing strong female characters. which presents you another opportunity to suck up to your wife. you can pass on this. but this one in this book, nadia
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albacari probably stands out. tell me about her. >> she is the daughter of a saudi billionaire who was a terrorist financier himself. who gabriel actually killed in a previous book. and so they team up in this book in order to break a new network led by a charismatic american-born islamic cleric who wants to be a new bin laden. and so it's a unique partnership between islam and the west. and i think it is indicative of the kind of partnership we have to form if we are ever going to truly defeat the threat of international war. >> was it the last book or the one before you came here and admitted to me you had fallen a little bit in love with the female lead character. >> i did. >> as you wrote her. how long did you sleep in the guest room after that? >> well, a long time, actually. i didn't make the same mistake this time. i was in awe of this character, and this character's courage. and it was inspired by the
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people -- it's very easy for us in the west to sit here and say, they should do something to get their extremists -- deal with extremism. it's much harder when you live in those countries and you have to stare the beast in the eye and say, you have to stop this. enough already. i am in awe of the people who stand up in the middle east and have that kind of courage. and i imbued my character with that courage. >> we have talked about bringing this character to the big screen. give me a progress report. what's happening? >> well, it's been widely reported in the newspapers that we have reached a deal with universal studios. we're still working out some of the final details of that deal. but the best part is that we have settled on an actor, finally. >> you'll be having a final deal? >> to play the role of gabriel. >> who is it? >> well, i think the guy is right here.
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>> yeah, there goes the book. there goes your career. okay. thank you very much, daniel, okay. thank you very much, daniel. good to have you here. >> thank you. 8:55 is your time now. 83 degrees. you can see the humidity. it's going to get really hot. veronica will have the forecast after news. i'm eun yang. tuesday july 19th, 2011. police investigating a shooting in northwest. someone shot and killed a man on randolph street off of georgia avenue. police have not made arrests. montgomery county police officer responding to a call was involved in a crash overnight. the officer and two other people involved are expected to be okay. a section of colesville road is closed. closed. more on traffic and the fo
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humid day. oppressive conditions later this afternoon. current temperatures throughout the area, laurel 81. largo, 83. cleveland, currently at 84 degrees. cooler to the west. the high 94. danella? >> serious crash has closed a road slowing go week parkway to indian spring drive. use georgia as alter nate route. make our way towards georgia avenue a live look. new hampshire avenue is bumper-to-bumper. tough commute this morning. >> that's right. thank you. more news, weather and traffic for you in just 25 minutes. for now, back to "today" show.
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we're back now with "today" on a tuesday morning. 19th day of july, 2011. we've got a great crowd. they have been here all morning long on what is a hot, muggy day. although there is a nice breeze in the plaza right now. good word of advice to these people doing sight-seeing in new york today, take one of tho reusable water bottles. need to hydrate on a muggy day like today. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and savannah guthrie. >> today we'll be talking about -- people know they should eat yogurt. that's good for you. but now the question is, which
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yogurts are better than others? because apparently some have a lot of sugar. joy bauer is here to talk about how to choose the best yogurt and also nuts. because some nuts are better than others. including this one right here. >> some feel like a nut. >> sometimes you don't. >> insert joke from al right there. and in our series today i attempt to teach natalie how to play the guitar. she is a great student, i am a so-so teacher. we are planning to do the summer concert series next year, so watch out. of course, nobody will probably come, but -- >> a big problem for a lot of folks, thousands of e-mails cluttering your in box or a lot of pictures on your digital camera you haven't downloaded or all of these apps on your phone. >> right. >> you are an e-hoarder and we are going to help you declutter and get organized on all of your electronic gadgets. >> whew! busted.
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>> we appreciate it. and let's go inside to natalie, the aforementioned guitar hero at the news desk. natalie? >> not now savannah, on the other hand, she is good. news corps chief rupert murdoch testifies before british lawmakers today, along with his son james and rebekah brooks, the former head of the british newspaper empire. parliament will hold an emergency session wednesday to address the phone hacking crisis. meantime, the reporter who blew the whistle on the phone hacking scandal at "news of the world" was found dead at his home monday. authorities say, though, his death was not suspicious. the house votes today on the tea party's plan to increase the government's borrowing limit. the so-called cut, cap and balance plan is likely, though, to be dead on arrival. the democratic-controlled senate and the white house have already promised to veto it. senate leaders are expected to float a bipartisan plan in response. and for the second time this month, a giant dust storm called a haboob rolled through phoenix,
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arizona. the 3,000-foot-tall ball of dust scrambled visibility at sky harbor international airport and sent winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. fond farewells as nasa's final shuttle "atlantis" departed from the international space station. it's due back on earth thursday. meanti meantime, the spacecraft snapped pictures of vesta, the brightest rock, and sent those pictures home from about 117 miles away. it is spectacular. the borders book store chain could start closing its remaining 399 stores as early as this weekend. a deal to stay in business and save more than 10,000 jobs collapsed last week. the loss of borders stores will leave large vacancies in malls across the country. and mouth-to-beak resuscitation saved a symbol of our nation. patriots of bald eagles received life-saving cpr from a veterinarian in oregon.
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his condition is improving and the vet says he is touched by the international outpouring of support for the raptor found near death on the side of the road. that is one pretty unbelievable veterinarian, as well. it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to matt, ann and savannah. >> there is something you don't see every day. that was cool, natalie, thanks very much. mr. roker is here with some great guests. >> yes, we have s guests. >> certainly friends from unicef joining us. 11-year-old james, 16-year-old britney returned from sentfully gal and other friends from unic unicef. tell me about your trip. what made you go to senegal? >> i wanted to see how life in several countries are different than life in america. we're here in new york, we have all of these great things and they have none of that. >> when you went there, what was it like meeting kid yours age from a different culture? >> it was eye-open, just the
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difference in what they value versus what i value and how thankful they were for small things in life. very different. >> what would you guys say to kids thinking about this, why should they volunteer for unicef and do something like this? >> they slohould it's a great experience and gives you a different perspective of the world. when you take it all in, it's like, wow, it's overwhelming. >> terrific. thanks for your volunteerism. you're great ambassadors for our country. go to our website excuse me. we'll link you to their site. here's what's happening in your next of the woods. >> right here, muggy, warm already. s it in the 80s. so many neighborhood, mt. rainier, silver spring, 82. herndon at 83. 84 mt. pleasant. a high of 94. and we've got more clouds than what we had yesterday. partly sunny, mostly cloudy day
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with afternoon storms between noon and 7:00 p.m. could be bringing high wind, heavy rain. storms tomorrow, high 93. 99, 101 thursday and friday. and that's your latest weather. natalie? ♪ ♪ sending out an sos >> al, thank you. this morning on joy's diet sos, we're answering your questions about food allergies, yogurt and nuts. joy bauer is a registered dietician. joy, good morning. >> good morning. we blend. >> we do. we've got great, great questions, as we always do. let's get right to them. first, we have from eileen, who is in lakewood, florida, probably near my sister's house. eileen, good morning. how are you, and what's your question for joy? >> good morning, joy. i'm allergic to most fruits, such as berries, apples, pears, cherries. i've heard these fruits are high in antioxidants and good for your health, especially berries. now, my concern is, i'm missing out on all of these nutrients.
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so joy, what can i do about this? >> eileen, it's a great question. and not only for you and other people who are allergic, but we get this question all of the time from people who have dislikes or can't necessarily afford some of the pricier produce items like berries. the bottom line is, all produce, every single fruit and vegetable has beneficial ingredients and are good for your body. and although health experts tend to highlight some of the superstar produce items like berries, like spinach, every single one of them has something good to bring to the table. so whether it's fresh or frozen, whether it's raw or cooked or exotic or standard, go out of your way to eat whatever you can. and it sounds like you could eat eventualables, and that's great. think color. because some of the colorful vegetables happen to be like the number one, two and three foods on the planet. so spinach and bell peppers and carrots and beet, it's all great. >> thank you so much. >> your body is going to be
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okay. >> thank you. bye-bye. >> i love all of those fruits. they're so good. >> i know, but she does have a lot of other things out. >> next, we've got a great question from holbrook, new york. this is a question, i think, rachelle, a lot of us have, because there are so many yogurting on the market. good morning, rachelle. >> hi, good morning. i can't understand why yogurt has so much sugar in them. they're supposed to be so healthy for you. i don't understand. is it a different kind of sugar? >> so yogurt, specifically nonfat and low-fat yogurt is incredibly healthy, because it offers up calcium and protein. but this is what you need to know. plain, unflavored yogurt has natural milk sugar. it's called lactose, because it's made from milk. and you're going to get about 12 grams per 6-ounce container. we don't care about this sugar, because it comes naturally packaged with all of the good stuff. flavored yogurts, on the other hand, have have natural sugar,
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bus added sugar from fruit or fruit juice, sugar, honey, maple syrup. that's the kind of sugar we want to minimize. and it gets tricky because when you look on labels of flavored yogurt, it just has one number, the combination of the natural and added. so what do you do? try to buy no more than 20 grams of added sugar per serving. look for 20 grams or less per serving. per six-ounce serving and he'll be fine. >> all right. unfortunately, that's all of the time we have. >> oh! >> joy bauer, as always, you've got great -- >> and keep the questions coming. we have so many. >> every week here. thank you so much, joy. and still to come this morning in today's family, how to reconnect after a rift and make up for lost time. next after for our series "show and tell" savannah tries welcome to glad tv. thanks, skyler. let's go to last night's highlights. look what sometimes happens with the ordinary bag.
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we're back with our series, "show and tell" where we're all taking turns showing our favorite hobbies. today i rubbed shoulders and cooked a few chickens with savannah. >> i got a crash-course in cooking. and today we move on and the student becomes the teacher. >> today i got to fulfill a fantasy learning to play guitar. while i might not be rocking the plaza this summer or any time soon, i learned from an amazing, talent and had incredibly patient instructor. ♪ >> i've always been fascinated by musical instruments in general. ♪
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>> believe it or not, from fourth to sixth grade i was i guess back then a band geek. we had to pick an instrument, so what's pretty and silver and shiny? oh, it's a flute. it's beautiful. and it was easy. i was told. anybody lose an ear drum yet? ♪ i started playing when i was in my early 20s. my mom bought me a little guitar and i picked it up and learned a few chords. i taught myself how to play guitar, and it shows. >> i have very high expectations of savannah's ability. >> natalie! >> here she comes. savann savannah. >> what is that? harmonica? we're playing guitar today. >> i'm hoping you can teach me, because this is not working. >> she is going to give me some lessons and we'll see what we can do as a duet. >> i'm really hoping natalie isn't expecting a rock star experience. >> sheryl crow. now, she is definitely -- she has got the whole rock edge going.
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>> she should think more coffee house. maybe, you know, writing in your journal, thinking about what's wrong in your life. that's the kind of music i like. depressing, basically. >> i'll be a rock star again. you wait. >> first things first, we've got to get you a guitar. is there one that caught your eye? how is that one? >> shiny -- >> the one that says daisy rock on it. >> it says i'm gonna rock the daisy. ooh. >> it looks good. >> it looks great! if i could just learn how to play it. >> this is where you play the chords, you perform them here. and then over here is where you strum. just do an open strum. ♪ >> natalie, morales, everybody! so far, so good. whew! >> and then the fretting began. >> these -- see these little bases, these are called frets,
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you perform chords by performing certain frets and you want to press down hard on those chords. it hurts a little bit, right? >> yeah. >> that's music, it's pain. >> look at my finger. i have a minor flesh wound. i can't do this anymore. >> you may be able to sue. >> so much for my manicure. today i would suffer for my art. ♪ >> good. i like how you're adding a little up and down strum now. >> natalie's song, we do it all day long. ♪ it doesn't have to have a rhyme or reason or a tune at all ♪ >> i'm so proud of you. remember that time i taught you guitar? >> about 10 million tries later, and i had mastered our first big hit. ♪ must have walked a million
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miles must have walked a million miles ♪ >> we even did a second version, featuring my other musical talents. ♪ ♪ rags around my head ♪ >> whew! thank you and good night. >> we're going to rock the plaza soon. >> but before we could conquer the big apple, we would have to win over hoboken, new jersey. ♪ you are my sunshine my only sunshine ♪ ♪ you make me happy >> our first free concert, and the fans went -- speechlesses. ♪ please don't take my sunshine away ♪
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>> big finish! >> in the end, we both sound a little like guitar heroes. ♪ all i wanna do is have some fun ♪ ♪ i've got a feeling i'm not the only one ♪ ♪ all i wanna do is have some fun ♪ ♪ until the sun comes up on the santa monica boulevard ♪ >> but my real hero was my very first guitar teacher. and probably my last. >> whew! >> wow. >> of oh, boy. >> they are still recovering in hoboken at the guitar bar. thank you to them. >> was that natalie morales? >> let's hear just a little bit. >> you are so good. >> i am actually not. i will try to play something. but it's a little nerve-racking,
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you know? i'll try to play. but this is a song we did. ♪ yeah, this is harder than i thought. ♪ i see it go by never been in this country bar ♪ ♪ never been so easy ♪ i've been shooting in the dark too long when something is not right ♪ ♪ you've been with me a long time ♪ >> it's kind of lonesome to play without natalie. >> awww. >> see? she is good at everything. that is why we love her so much. i can't! i'll play my more okayas. >> we know that. >> i should learn how to hold it. i will not take you out with it. >> you were beautiful! >> so natalie had her eye on this guitar. >> i love this guitar.
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>> so i decided you should have the guitar, so you could practice a little bit. >> you are the best teacher. >> i love this show. all of a sudden, it's al-kabob. and we're back after these messages. [ female announcer ] for smooth skin think you need a harsh chemical peel? challenge that with olay regenerist night elixir. its gentle glycolic formula resurfaces at night for the smooth skin of a light chemical peel. sleep tight. regenerist, from olay.
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>> you're not going to the airport with a grocery bag! take the suitcase! >> you know what? i don't need it. >> okay. you know what? >> guess he's going to need the suitcase now. recently the show's creator, phil rosenthal brought that laughter to russia, called "exporting raymond" and coming out on dvd. it's a difficult yet comical journey as he navigates his way through russian hole woold. so phil rosenthal, welcome to you. so the show in russia is called owe "everybody love's -- >> crostia." it was very difficult. at first i was flattered they wanted me to come to russia to help them turn our show into a russian sitcom. and until i found out i needed kidnap and ransom insurance to go over there. >> that's always a problem. >> but my fear of getting
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kidnapped and ransomed was replaced by my fear of what they were going to do to the show. >> but it's a hit. >> it seems to be a hit. and now all of these other countries are doing it. poland called. they're doing it. i'm not going. enough. but india is going to do it. and israel. egypt. >> well, et cetera sort it's sort of the new thing, exporting what we have in america. a lot of things can be lost in translation. did some of the humor get lost in translation? >> yes. some of the humor never got off the plane. yeah. no, they have very different ideas. but you have to be open, you know, to other cultures, to other people. that's how we get along, right? >> and they didn't think raymond was funny, right? >> no, not at all. raymond is not the typical russian man. russian men are macho, don't get pushed around by the women. and i thought this was bologna. i think when vladimir putin goes
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welcome back. rain in western maryland early part of the day, it's south. down around madison county. we've got a shot get more rain and thunderstorms. best chance noon to 7:00 p.m. especially during late afternoon storms could be delivering heavy rain, wind and possibility of hail. 94 today. 99 on thursday. danella in. >> a lit bit of good news. southbound, colesville road open. northbound closed to indian spring drive. a live look.
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you can see the flow is moving. this was all completely shutdown before. that's good news. heading over to 66, you'll see delays starting at route 50. here's look at nutley now. delays continue to nutley and as you make your way inside the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. more news, wea
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[ whistling ] >> roker! is that what you call a jog? i've seen babies crawl faster than that. are you ready for morales boot camp! are you? speak up! i can't hear you, sir! >> who are you? >> what a mega phone can do. >> our show and tell series, yes, she is bad to the bone. she made me train for a triathlon. it was pretty brutal. i tell you, one more minute with that mega phone -- >> the cartoon cast --
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>> she has the kick board. it looked dangerous. >> it's brutal. in fact, i need to relax. i think we should hear savannah sing to us. >> no, no. that's not necessary. ♪ >> now the boys! >> whew! >> and that tape will now self-did he say instruct. >> it will live on forever. >> anyhow, coming up in this half hour, e-hoarding, i'm guilty of this. if approximate you can't hit the delete button in your e-mail or the memory card gets full on your camera, you need to get organized and streamline your digital life. we have good advice and tips on that. we all need that around here. and also, we're helping you reconnect with family if you've grown apart. whether it was a big fight with
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one of your siblings years ago or too busy to call your parents, it's never too late to get back to being a family. we'll have advice coming up. >> in some cases, bring your family to you, like yesterday. >> we shocked you. >> yeah, just ship her right here. >> remember, you've got a lot of family members. and in "today's" kitchen, adding fresh seafood to pasta for a light summer meal. we'll give you two delicious recipes. but first, mr. roker has a check of the weather for us. >> absolutely. happening today. risk of strong storms from mid-atlantic states back to the great lakes and plains. showers in the pacific northwest. 20 states heat advisories and warnings. tomorrow a slight risk of strong storms in the upper mississippi river valley. sizzle weather in the south with heat indices up to 125 degrees. that's dangerous. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
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>> throughout our neighborhoods, temperatures are high. 82 degrees right now around olney and silver spring. 84 d.c. down to the south around alexandria. showers, south and west of the avenue. so those went more toward the south and southeast. but we could have more storms this noon. some storms bringing heavy rain and light flining until evening. high 94. end of the week, heat peaks to 99 to over 100.s your latest weather. >> al, thank you. some game shows ask contestants to estimate the costs of regular retail items, like a bottle of detergent or a bar of soap, like "the price of right" but what about the price of a life-size replica of the white house? >> how much would that cost? this is a new nbc game show called "it's worth what?" >> nbc news is doing a game show? >> oh, boy, stop the presses. no, no, no. take that back. all right, well, people determine the value of unusual
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you can't bring yourself to erase hundreds of texts. you may be an e-hoarder. we can all let go of the digital clutter. good morning. we'll be free after this segment. >> good morning. >> to start off, why is it so hard for some of us to get rid of all those e-mails? once you've read them, you should be done with them. >> there's a couple things. first of all, the sheer volume. a tech research firm says 155 billion e-mails are sent and received every year. can you imagine that? so that's number one. number two, there's an amount of anst of letting go of something you can't touch. it's emotional. we're talking about pictures, e-mails, texts. sometimes there are things in there that are sentimental or maybe conversations back and forth that you think you may need later and you get anxious about that. >> right. well, so one of your first tips is unsubscribe from certain e-mails. >> right. so this is different from spam. all of us are tired of spam, and frankly, thankfully, a lot of
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spam filters work so well to alleviate that and rid our in boxes of that. but oftentimes, our in boxes are cluttered with something called bac bacon. >> i love bacon. but not in this context, though. >> think of it this way. it's a sometimes food, right? >> yes. >> so it's something that perhaps you have subscribed to, could be a newsletter, groupon, things you think that you want to read. but you don't read them. or they just pile up. so instead of just deleting those, you want to actually take your name off the list. because if you just delete it, you'll keep getting that. so you want to go to a site called, download their software and it will telly help you unsubscribe automatically or if you use yahoo mail, hit the unsubscribe button. >> you can create folders and delete the rest? what do you mean? >> you need to have a list of your high priority and low priority e-mail. so just set up folders so those go directly in. if you don't -- if you get those e-mails but don't want
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to read them right away. >> and get on a schedule. >> exactly. give yourself specific times during the day that you're going to read and respond to e-mail. and when you're doing that, delete the ones that you're done with. just get yourself on a schedule. and if you can, maybe take yourself offline while you're doing that so you can focus on the actual e-mails. i don't know about you, but i get attracted when trying to respond and more e-mails are coming in. >> right. and you also say pick up the phone. i love this. if you're having a bunch of e-mails traffic conversation with somebody, just call them. >> yeah. after three e-mails, come on, walk down the hall and pick up the phone and you'll see you get a lot less clutter when you do that. >> let's move to cameras. a lot of people have a hard time deleting photos from their digital camera, which makes sense if you don't want to lose the photos. >> and oftentimes if you have backed it up, you have this feeling of oh, no, what if i can't find it again? i think getting yourself on a routine, whether once a month, once a week, to just transfer those, you could also use a
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wireless card, i-fi makes something for 50 bucks that will transfer the photos directly to your computer. or store it in the cloud. use a photo sharing site where you're actually transferring the photos, uploading from your camera phone, directly to a photo-sharing site. then they'll always be there. you don't have to worry about your hard drive crashing. >> you can delete as you go. that's another thing. for anybody out there who has got hundreds of pictures on their phones or cameras, think about how many of those have people who are out of focus -- this is a tip someone gave to me from kodak. if you delete as you go, then when you go to transfer them, you have fewer pictures to deal with. >> you also say back up, back up, back up. >> right. so use the cloud, which essentially means sending your content to a server. lots of server -- many servers out there, including drop box where you can do that, mobile me, et cetera. and then if you're still really worried about it, buy an external hard drive.
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transfer your content to that, burn the photos on to a cd so you have that peace of mind so that when it it's time to really get rid of them -- many people, you have them in different places. >> let's move to phones. a lot of people have old texts, the same theory behind people keeping e-mails, keeping text messages. >> right. i think set aside a time every week, if you can, to clear out the text messages, if there is something in it that is really relevant like a phone number or address or something you think you're going to need, cut and paste it, put it in your address book, use that time every week to organize it and clear it all out. >> the other thing we get a lot of clutter on, our ipads or iphones, apps. you think you like an app and it hangs there and you don't use iit you say get rid of it. >> the pew center reported earlier this year, two-thirds of the apps we have on our phones people don't even use. so think of all of the ones you tried and then oh, kind of cool and then you sort of forgot about it. get yourself on a routine, once a month get rid of the ones you don't use. it will make you feel a lot more
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picking up the phone, it is never too late to get close to your family again. gail saltz is here with great advice. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is particularly poignant right now in the summertime, more access to your family. >> yes, and a lot of people actually choose to have reunions in the summertime because there is more downtime for people. so it not only poignant because you realize that maybe you don't have certain relationships, but it's a real opportunity time to actually reunite with people. >> family dynamics have really changed as well these days. so more important than ever to work on these relationships, and really is work. >> it is work. families are complicated. lots of people get divorced. there are many step families. and it's easier to some degree to become estranged and lose touch. but also, i think it makes those bonds more important than ever, quite honestly. because family is always going to be family. and in certain ways, you could count on them. >> exactly. and you say maintaining a relationship is going to require
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effort. >> effort, effort, effort. in fact, it's not just effort like what do i have to do to pick up the phone and so on, but mental effort. because you have to make a decision that this relationship matters to you. that you share something with this person that you're not going to share with anybody else. and it could last a lifetime. so are you going to put the conscious psychological work into -- which means sometimes things like swallowing your pride, like i'm going to be the one to extend the olive branch, i'm going to be the one to make the first move, even if i've done it ten times already. so those kinds of things take psychic effort. >> that's what you say, the first thing, you've got to be the bigger person and extend the olive branch. but it can be really hard to do that, especially if there was some argument or incident that set you guys off in different directions. >> and i'm not actually even saying -- even if you were completely in your mind in the right and they were completely in the wrong, it's not about fair, it's not about right and wrong. it's about deciding that in order to make it work, you might have to take the first step. because it's in your head, but
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it's not in their head. >> swallow that pride. and you say next is to stop keeping count. what do you mean by that? >> i mean that we do tend to be like, well, last time i'm the one who had you over, i made the party, or i paid for x, i called you. if you keep count like that, honestly, at some point it may just disintegrate. because you have to remember, you can't change the other person. only they can change them. so if it matters to you, stop counting, and just be the one to pick up the phone. >> okay. and you say don't wait for major milestones or things to happen to bring you together. >> if you wait for an event like a holiday or birthday and then try to have the conversation then, it's a very high-pressure time. there's a lot of stress already. and it may not go well. so that's why i'm advocating before those moments, pick up the phone or write a letter or e-mail. >> and when you do make that conversation or reach out, it's really important to stay positive, to not dredge up the past. >> right.
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>> don't go there. >> we have a tendency to say remember the time -- the baby with the bath water. so, you know that, will only cause the whole thing to regress. so as hard as it is, try to say, look, these things happened. and they were difficult. but now let's try to look forward and see what we can put together. >> and then last, you say model the importance of family. >> well, at the end of the day, it's the oldest generation that really does set the tenor for the younger ones. so if you want your family to stay together, you can't just say do it this way, be with your sister, be with your brother. you have to model it. so if you're being estranged or you're not kind or having relationships with others, your kids will probably follow suit. so i would advise that, you know, for the grandparents out there right now, be the ones who extend the olive branch and show them that it's important, because you will reap the benefits, not only from your end, but going down the family chain. >> and take care of you in the end, right? dr. gail saltz, as always, thanks so much.
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♪ this morning in "today's kitchen" step by step, pasta with seafood. pasta is always great. we have an executive chef. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> so we're going to get started here. we're going to make a nice pasta with crab? >> yeah, we're going make some spaghetti with crab, tomato, chives, bread crumbs. very, very easy. a little garlic and olive oil here. we're going to add some tomatoes, finely chopped, chives. crab, you want that oniony flavor, tasting nice like spring. and butter. a little bit of stock. salt and pepper. there you go. very good.
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>> how long do you cook that for? >> seven, eight minutes. until it gets to this -- sauce consistency. >> right. >> at this point, we'll add in some torn basil. >> this is a great time of year, because you've got so much fresh produce going on. >> yeah. plus a lot of people have gardens, a lot of people have to make use of the stuff they have. so it's -- >> could you replace -- could you put mint in there? >> you could put mint. mint and basil go well together, complement each other. so here we have precooked pasta, some spaghetti cooked for 12 minutes, dried spaghetti. >> could you substitute another pasta for this if you wanted? is. >> anything you want. this is just guidelines. fresh bread crumbs. i like to add the crab at the end. you don't want to stir it up too much, shred it, make it fine. it kind of dissolves and loses flavor. a little bit of parmesan cheese. and you just kind of whisk everything together. >> a little olive oil? >> yeah, a splash of olive oil there. >> so if it gets too sticky --
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>> it's meant to be a little bit dry. you don't want it too saucy. that's why we cooked it down to that sauce consistency. it kind of defines the pasta. that's why spaghetti is a good alternative to do this. we'll plate this. >> that looks good. and smells great. >> yeah. like i said, it's nice and dry. and, you know, easy to eat. very simple, as you see. >> all right. what do we have back here? >> another simple pasta. traditional recipe from puttanesca. a lot of people don't like the anchovi anchovies. >> i do. >> but it's a very unconventional item. but you can use canned tuna. less fishy. italian tuna is best. so we have capers, olives, parsley, garlic, pepper cheneys in there. tomato. >> a gonga line there. >> how can you resist this?
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it's unbelievable! >> and we have sarah too. >> flowers. >> what do you have coming up on the show today? >> who knows? it's going to be fun. >> thanks so much. >> you're dealing with awkward situations. >> like this one. >> we're familiar with that. >> that's all coming up after your local news. get ready for the awkward moments. >> a whole fourth hour of moments. >> a whole fourth hour of awkward moments. -- captions by vitac --
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9:56 is your time now. 85 degrees now already. it is going to be hot and sticky day. get ready. veronica will have the forecast in a moment. good morning, i'm eun yang. tuesday, july 19th, 2011. police are investigating an early morning shooting in northwest. someone shot and killed a man on randolph street off of georgia avenue. police have not made any arrests. montgomery county police officer was responding to a call involved any crash overnight. the officer and two other people involved are expected to be okay. all lanes of colesville road are back open. veronica. >> temperatures warming up quickly. they range between 81 and 84 degrees in some of the outlying areas. meanwhile, right in the district, we're up to 88 degrees. we'll be going up to a high of 94. 93 tomorrow. both today and tomorrow we could get strong thunderstorms and the
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heat index, both days, likely to be around 100. in the air temperature, right around 100. thursday, friday, and saturday. long, hard heat wave for us. >> good morning. it's good that colesville road has reopened. still having trouble outer loop of the beltway in maryland slow to georgia avenue. live look at university bfrl. relief but i've been watching this road it fills up and you see some relief. exercise patience. 395 is getting better. this is shirlington. it was jammed but it's an easy commute.
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nch from. from nbc news, this is "today" from kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody, we're so glad you're with us today, it's booze-day, tuesday, july 19th. the summer -- sorry, going too fast. >> it's flying. you know what, i was thinking about that. we're almost at the end of, we just have august, really. july is kind of over. >> i know, we wait such a long time here. so don't complain about the heat, everybody, because remember we were freezing our collective assets off all winter
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long. >> yes. >> and our assets got cold. i'm sorry, today is a huge day around here. yes, "the new york times" bestseller, hoda is now paperback. >> cheap! >> very inexpensive. it's on sale now and what a great read it is. you're going to be at the nbc experience store on friday. >> here's what happens. you come to the nbc plaza and watch cee-lo green go nuts and after it's over, why don't you wander over to the nbc experience store and i'll sign some paperbacks. >> and you'll meet me in rehoboth. >> we want to let everybody know we're not going to be taping shows there like we did in montreal. we'll be taping shows there. and at browns-about books. >> it's a great book store. and i'm hoping they have drag queen volleyball. i saw it and it's liked funniest best thing ever. >> they're all dressed, they've
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got their things out. >> a whole lot of bouncing going on. and you know what else is going on, it's dangerous and rude an an awful lot of people are still doing it texting, while not only driving, which causes so many accidents. texting while walking. we told you of the story of the woman, we're not going to show you the picture, but remember the lady who fell in the fountain -- >> what are you doing. go again. go one more time. >> she's so annoying. you have those people -- here's the thing. if you've ever walked down a crowded street and in front of you is someone with their head down, face buried in their blackberry, texting, texting and you run right into them because they're not looking. >> in philly they're charging $120 for texting while walking. so if you're in philadelphia, and you are texting while walking, they're going to get you. >> almost every city in america is in financial trouble. if they start actually collecting on all of these tickets, we can all be fiscally
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sound. i'm all for it, because too many accidents are happening. >> i know. >> i was sitting at a light with crass the other day and this woman goes to take a left turn around us. and she's on the phone and doing something else, taking a left turn at the same time and barely gets by us. and you want to go -- excuse me. >> a lot of states have, you do need hands-free to talk. and even in those states, i've been guilty of it a couple of times, too. you make a quick call to get directions somewhere. >> you're supposed to pull over. >> they're saying bad manners is spreading not just on the roads and in the streets, but in the air when people fly. >> there's a big thing in "u.s.a. today" about it. it says, flyers say they see more rude travelers. >> listen to the things that bugs flight attendants the most. this is what flight attendants hate when you do. walking around the aircraft without your shoes, especially in the lavatory. changing a diaper in the seat or on your tray table. >> ooh. >> clipping your fingernails or
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your toenails on the plane. >> fingernails, maybe. >> it shows how much this must be happening. >> keeping headphones on when you're talking to the flight attendants. that's annoying, you go what? what? and your headphones are on. speaking in a condescending tone. hanging arms or legs off the edge into the aisle when they're trying to get the drink cart through. >> gosh, i'm annoyed just reading it. listen to what bugs flyers. loud cell phone conversations, people who disobey the rules and try to carry on too many bagses or put too much liquid through security. people who play music too loudly through earphones that others request still hear. parents who don't control their kids. >> that would be number one for me. >> people who think the turn off all electronics message doesn't apply to them. have you ever seen them? you're like -- you want to say, she said turn it off, we're about to take off. and they're sneaking another
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text. it's like really? what are you doing? >> in a post-modern, society, is that what they call it now, meaning we're far more at home with our technology than we are in our own biological sphere. there's all kinds of hell is going to break loose and we're not as comfortable with one another and nature than we are with something if our face. >> there's a guy who is 6'4", he bought a ticket last minute and he was stuck in his seat and the person tried to recline and couldn't. and the guy said, i want to recline and the guy said, i'm sorry, i'm 6'4", and the guy said shift your legs sideways so i can recline. the guy next to him said, you're in my space. and the guy said, call the flight attendant, and said, i'm trying to recline, but the guy won't move his legs. and he said, i'm sorry, but his legs were up against the seat. and they moved the tall guy to first class.
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those stories don't always end that way. >> rodney, can't we all just get along? rodney king. now rebecca? rebecca black. >> we'll show you five seconds of the song. ♪ ♪ ♪ friday, friday >> you know what, it's getting harder and harder for any kid to get noticed. justin bieber wouldn't be a huge star if he didn't posted things on youtube. they're not breaking the law in any way. they're using what they have to maximize their opportunities. >> rebecca black got so famous that katy perry put her in a cameo in one of her videos, also called "friday." now rebecca black has her own new video out, we're about to reveal it. i can't wait. let's watch. >> it's called "this is my moment." ♪ it feels like my moment ♪ my moment ♪ i've waited for so long
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♪ and now everybody knows that this is my moment ♪ >> really? she's adorable. she's very cute. she looks like a little disney star. what's the problem? poor kid. >> parents only paid $4,000, i shouldn't say only, but they paid $4,000 to get a video made. and it turned out to be huge. >> when i think of the money that my parents invested in me, in terms of being able to leave college when i did and go out to california and follow my dreams. >> i think people are probably a little bit envious, thinking i could do that, too. >> joanne lamarca. she's just jealous, jealous as all get-out. you know another thing that she's upset about? that charlie sheen is going to have his tv show. >> they're so clever and the title of this is "anger management." >> based on the movie, of course. do you think it will work for him or not? >> i think there will be a huge tune-in initially. there will be, i think he's very
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smart guy. whether he's you know, a little looney is another opinion. but he is very smart, no question about that. he knows what he's good at. he's trying to maximize the attention that he's already gotten. will people continue to tune in? i don't think so, unless it's really good. it's got to be great. >> he's a great actor, he really is. >> he's a very talented guy, nobody has ever said he's not talented. >> there's a new trend out, i don't know if you're aware of this. it's red jeans. britney got these from zahra, $50. would you wear red jeans? there's something in the way. >> i would, i like them. i think it's a fun way to add color. >> you know what, in there's something called nantucket red, so i'm used to red pants. a lot of people wear them in nantucket. >> what about guys, do guys wear red jeans? >> no. >> okay, good, just checking. all right. so -- >> we have a lot coming up.
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we're going to talk about some awkward situations. you know if you're not sure, a friend owes you money, what do you do? and i'm going to have a sit-down -- sara is going to go to yankee stadium, looking for work and hoda and i are going to have a sit-down about her book. >> what book? >> i don't know what that is, but -- >> oh, my god. these mojito possible sickles are killer! tta get that bacon! bacon?! bacon! smokey bacon, meaty bacon, tasty bacon! bacon? ohh, la, la... oh, i say, is that bacon?! oh, good heavens! bacon! bacon! bacon! bacon! who wants a beggin' strip? meee! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum, yum, yum... it's bacon!!! mmmmm...i love you. i love bacon. i love you. i love bacon. i love you. [ male announcer ] beggin' strips! there's no time like beggin' time. and introducing beggin' thick cut. [ hero dog ] i'm gonna need a bigger mouth!
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there's always an awkward situation to deal with, whether it's the friend who owes you money -- i want it back, hoda. >> uh-huh. >> or the struggle over the thermostat. >> it's freezing in here. well help is here, phil writes the social cues column for the sunday styles section of the "new york times." and "today" contributor harriet cole is an expert and president of harriet cole media. let's get to the questions. now that it's summer, my wife and i fight nonstop about air conditioning in the bedroom.
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if it's on, she's shivering. if it's off, i'm sweating. what should we do? >> well, where there's a will and a sweaty pajama top. there's always a way. and some combination of a lower setting and a fan? a heating blanket for the wife if she -- >> separate rooms? >> some people do that, you know. >> you know how i know this is going to work? because every couple in america has had to go through this. >> we are different temperatures in their bodies, which is true. but the thing is, almost all over the country it's like 100 degrees. if you have an air conditioner, it's a blessing, put on a night gown, a robe. >> can we stay in the same bedroom, though? because i really think that keeps couples tighter. can we agree? >> oh yeah, if you can. >> she was kidding. >> no, i wasn't. i wasn't talking about me and frank, of course. >> my son is marrying a rich girl whose mother is planning an elaborate destination wedding. >> please, lord. >> i just learned that she expects us to host and pay for a
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welcome dinner we can't afford the destination and the dinner. i want to speak up, but my husband feels ashamed and wants to figure out a way to pay. who's right? >> i think the issue ask just because the family is wealthy, doesn't mean that they understand. they probably have no clue that it's an issue for the family. so a conversation has to be had, i understand that the dad wants to be able to do for his, for his child. but this is where the soon-to-be husband and wife need to communicate with their parents. >> there's a good thing here, too. because we've got to see to the dad's slightly bruised ego. he get it a little bit. he wants to pay for baby. let's remember all the terrific things he's done being a dad, that didn't involve a stupid old check book. >> and you don't want a hardship. >> i know a family that's going through the same thing and they all worked it out beautifully and they realized we're not in the same economic status. >> these two are lucky because they've got a sensible mom
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saying we're not going to go into debt over dinner. >> this one says i have a co-work another is always trying to show me up to the boss. he's not obvious, but he's always making subtle digs that make it seem like he's working harder or is more talented. should i say something to him or to my boss? >> no, and no. do your job well, with a smile on your face, document what you do. so you send a little note -- we just did such-and-such and it turned out so great. >> you know the kind of person we're talking about. >> i would taze them. >> but to say something is not going to work. and it's obvious to the boss, too. >> but it might be obvious to the boss. but the boss is worrying about his boss. so every once in a while, i don't think a sharp elbow is out of the question. >> but bosses like the tension between their workers, because it makes everybody work a little harder. >> but they don't like tattle-tatattle tattle-tales. >> but that was my report, thank you for liking it. when the guy is there saying -- >> just subtly, well, this guy is taking credit for her work,
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♪ take me out to the ball game ♪ >> this installment of sara and the city. where sara haines tries her skills at different jobs. >> what kinds of trouble did you get into this time. >> most of us know the new york yankees lead the league in championships and have given us some of the most legendary players ever. what's the secret to the team's success? i got down and dirty to find out. baseball, america's pasttime. fans fill the stadium every night, cheering their favorite team. sure, these are the guys who run the field. but what about the other guys, who run the field? meet dan cunningham, head groundskeeper for the new york
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yankees. >> so you're going to train me today to be part of the yankees' ground crew? >> correct. >> game on, let's do this. meet his team of player who is keep the yankees and the stadium they call home looking so good and so green. with a staff of almost 30 men, these guys do it all. raking -- sunflower seed. >> get it, get did. >> painting. this is like every kid's dream. changing bases. >> other way, other way. >> and for one whole day -- i got to play like one of the boys. >> beautiful, great job. that was awesome, unbelievable. >> yes, i was ready for work. ooh. oh! i'm in yankee stadium and i really wish hoda and kathie lee could have been here with me. but i have a hunch that they're possibly looking down over me.
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hoping to make you ladies proud, i tried talking baseball with one of the cleveland indians. >> i did paint home base, so if you step up there and -- >> what is it called? >> plate. >> what position do you play? >> ph. >> what is that? pinch hitter. still, i put my best foot forward, practicing the grounds crews most important job, leading the traditional fifth-inning "ymca." >> you clap and then it's one, two, then y-m-c-a. clap. and that's it. you drop down. now you're off. having mastered the fancy footwork, it's game time. hi, guys, good luck tonight. good luck. play ball. and i was clearly still learning the do's and don't's of the field. >> you've been severely slack in
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your duties. >> how so? >> we got a piece of garbage right out in the middle of the field. >> that's a mess. >> that's like teasing me out there. right now i feel like it's looking at me. >> it is, it's calling you. >> it's going towards a-rod. >> go, go, go! >> this house is clean! from picking up trash. i totally found something that like was camouflaged by the grass, but it could have thrown everything off. you don't want the players tripping on trash out there so -- >> camouflaged in the grass. it's bright blue. real camo. >> to changing bases. >> a word to the wise, don't trip. >> oh, my god, game on. >> go to first, run! run! >> i'm coming, i'm coming. what do i do with the other
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base? hi, guys. to even dodging balls. oh my god! i was having a ball. and just in time for my magic moment. ♪ y-m-c-a ♪ it's good to stay at the y plrkz c-a ♪ ♪ they have everything for a man to enjoy ♪ ♪ you can hang out with all the boys ♪ ♪ it's fun to stay at the ♪ y-m-c-a >> this is one rookie who is ready for the major league. >> this job is awesome. >> she did a phenomenal job. >> so you would hire me? >> if it was up to me, yes. i really enjoyed having you. >> thank you. >> it worked out well. >> so when i do come back, you
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did say you would probably hire me. >> i know i'm on tape. >> sara! >> it was such a memorable day. i want to thank the entire grounds crew for showing me the ropes. >> the first woman ever? >> ever. >> were you nervous or intimidated running out on the field. >> i was nervous, there's rules that you can't run out towards the pitcher's mound. they were like, i was asking the yankees, i was like, can i run across the middle there? like go, what are you doing? >> thank you, sara. good job! still to come, we celebrate a special day for our hoda. >> and later, we take you into your background to spruce up your space. [ lopez ] beautiful skin needs protection.
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we are back on this booze-day tuesday, with more of "today." if you're a regular viewer of our show, thank you. you often see hoda chatting up guests, enjoying a cocktail or six and poking fun at yours truly or maybe that's me poking fun at her. >> yeah, it's usually that way. >> either way, our very own hoda is a "new york times" bestselling author, thanked to her memoir called "hoda." >> i was 21, working as a television reporter at the cbs affiliate, making a call on a pay phone. an older black woman walked up to me in the phone booth. put my face in her hands and
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looked in my eyes and asked, what is you? my parents got married in cairo, and they did what a lot of the young couples in the day did, they came to america. my parents wound up in oklahoma. we were red, white and blue as kids growing up. hala, my sister, was out of college, but my sister and i were students at tech. i was dressed up. i was getting scared and i refused to leave. no, i said tell me now, what is going on. dad had a heart attack. is he okay? please say yes, adel. please say yes. no, and even that many years ago, you still look at it and i can't believe that that's how the end came. you know. my hair is kind of like a family member. i can tell immediately if the salon is emotionally and
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physically equipped for the job. if the stylist looks at my hair, gasps under her breath and grabs for a flat paddle brush, i am gone. my fear always of going to prison is that hair. i'm often asked, what is kathie lee really like. kathie lee is not a diva. she is always on time and she comes to play. she asks everyone about their family and friends and keeps up with all the happenings. >> we love you hoda, we wish you the best year of your life. look, there are very few people on this planet who are recognizable by their first name. kathie lee is one of those people. still, when i look across the table some mornings and i think to myself, like -- is this my life? >> he's in the process of feeding. >> a stranger sitting in the seat next to me said hello. we made some small talk about our lives. then he asked me what was on my arm.
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i was wearing a medical sleeve to prevent blood clots on the plane. i'll tell you, i have breast cancer. but i hope when you get off this plane, you don't say hey, i sat next to someone on the plane with breast cancer. he said, what is wrong with you? breast cancer is part of you, it's like going to college, working at nbc, getting married. he said, i'm going to give you some advice, don't hog your journey, it's not just for you. >> i get teared up every time i see something like that, hoda. that book is now making its paperback debut. >> it's quite the journey since you called mel burger and you guys had lunch and he said, you've got to a story in you. >> actually before that, we were having lunch and you said, why don't you put this stuff down on paper. i remember. and i said why, what would i write? >> you didn't think you had anything of value to share. >> you said, those stories you tell me.
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so i started walking them down and talking to my quo writer. and then this book was sort of born out of that. >> it was born and it became a bestseller and the very first time you went to a book-signing you met jay. you met his daughters. for people who don't know that story, i love it. >> i did wonder why did i write that book. you know, you can't help but wonder stuff like that. and when i was in the book-signing in tribeca in october. i'm sitting there and two girls walk up with a piece of paper that says, ten reasons you should date my dad. and that's jay right there. we ended up, we've been dating ever since and i have got to say, i don't think anyone has ever looked at me the way he looks at me. still, after all of these months. but it's been such a great journey. >> and he has seen you not when you're just all poofed. >> except for that bad hair picture. >> it's a beautiful, beautiful story. is there anything you would change now that you look at it
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in retrospect? >> no. i'm just glad i wrote it because of jay, i really am. that's the main reason i'm glad i wrote it. hopefully there will be another one coming out one of these days. >> you're working on another one? >> yes. >> i'm unbelievably proud of you, hoda. it's a fantastic book. it's a great read. and i was reading it again and i thought, i even like this the second time. up next, frank shows you how to create an outdoor oasis of your very own. reduces the visible signs of aging... minimizes the look of wrinkles...
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if you're experiencing the heat wave like we are, outside might be the last place you want to go today. however, when the temperatures drop a little bit, your back yard can become your hang-out haven. >> all it takes are some sim spell chang pell changes you can do yourself. frank fontana is here with more. i like what you're turning things we have into things that we need, really. >> that's right. there's one thing i always say to folks, we were talking about this, buying a nice, substantial patio set is really important because it can last you a lifetime. where you can save some money is the accessories and the side items. >> those can really add up. >> i'm going to show you how to make an end table out of some planters. >> these are plastic planters. >> i'm going to sink a couple of screws in them to attack and create base for it. >> be careful. >>-day work with tools all the time. so then if you hold that for me, hoda, that would be great. >> hoda, watch that fingers.
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>> she ain't going to get hurt. >> the light comes on when you do that. cool. >> a handy little drill. >> once you secure a couple of screws in. you flip it over and it becomes kind of like an end table, check it out. i went chopping in my back yard and took out the chainsaw and sliced a chunk. you can put it on there. >> check it out. you have -- >> i have urns that i put a glass top on them. >> i have a layer with rocks and flowers and you kind of get a hidden surprise. >> overall outdoor styling. it's been an hottest trend to make it the extension of the interior. this set here is from my great it's a sustainable teak set. i'm the high-style, low-budget guru. one thing i tell my clients is spend money on substantial furniture, because it will last awe lifetime. >> you know it's going to change in color, that's what teak does.
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>> the what about it when it rains on this carpet or that stuff? >> good point. this is all outdoor fabrics, outdoor rugs. and if you touch the rug, the texture is just like on the interior. so are the pillows and the cushions. this is kind of the thing now. >> i usually take them in, anyway, because i'm neurotic. these are mold-resistant fabrics. and science is merging with style now. let's talk about if you have a bench that doesn't have a cushion. how do you then address that. >> you're going to show us, frank. i'm going to show you first what you're going to use, all right. first off you want to use either one-inch or two-inch foam, depending how thick your bottom is and how much cushion you want. >> be careful. >> and then you know in terms of the outdoor fabrics i feel like things like this are so cool and so hip. you know, you can see this in anthropology and all the hot
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stores right now. if you want to match the color patterns. you don't have to get the exact patterns you have in your existing set. you can find colors that repeat. if you notice, the pillows are in the circular patterns, this is linear. >> they have to be in the same family. >> same color family. >> what are you putting it on? >> i've used some mdf, you could use pressure-treated wood if you're going to keep it outside. but i'm neurotic, so i'm going to bring mine in. i'm going to use some mdf, which i've sealed. staple it on. make sure it's tight and for me, i like to do the old corners here. you know like you do gift wrap. that's the trick, because corners are difficult. then when you pop it in -- >> it fits right on there. >> you know what people should remember, frank, you know this, because you're a designer. it may look beautiful outside, but what i do is i go into every window and look out at it because if it doesn't flow from the color scheme you have in your house -- it's going to bother you outside. >> absolutely.
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it all needs to flow from indoors to out. >> it bothers you. >> doesn't it bother you? >> it bothers me. >> you bother me right now. >> a lot of folks use candles outside. >> 30 seconds. >> real quick project. i've used some bamboo sticks that i've painted, branchs from the outside. hot glue to attach them to a ribbon and wrap them around the candle. >> don't use this on dollar store candles, most quality candles burn straight through. up next, i scream, you scream, help me with this, everybody -- we all scream for ice cream. right after this. you know when something's bad -- but you do it anyway? that's me with the blow dryer and the flat iron until i see smoke. so pantene said, "breakage and split ends? no problem." they gave me this pantene called breakage to strength. [ female announcer ] the keratin protection pro-v system helps prevent then repair split ends. zero fear of breakage, 100% more strength.
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summer screams ice cream and while you can find almost any flavor in the aisle, why not tailor it to your specific taste. >> the editor of "food & wine"
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is here to show you how to transform your favorite ice cream into cooler creations. >> it has to be a temperature can you dig into. so either in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or in a microwave ten seconds and i'm going to have you guys make this brownie sundae pie. you start making the brownies. then this is where the creativity comes in. the inner you comes out. i've got five kinds of ice creams. >> what are they, darling. >> you each can take a scoop. >> chocolate, chocolate chip. vanilla chocolate chip. vanilla and coffee and also it's the same color scheme. so it's going to be pretty, no matter what you do. if you want to make it a little crazy on top you can have the marshmallows, you can have pretzels. >> hoda likes crazy. >> how are you doing with that? >> i'm just flopping it down. i don't mess around, i just plop it on there. >> you put whatever you want and
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decora decorate. you can do your jackson pollock imitation. if you want to see how we did it, at "food & wine" magazine. >> look at this, mine looks good. >> it's really bianca who deserves all the credit. >> bianca gets all the credit. >> i just couldn't finish because we're out of time. but isn't that lovely? >> this is how it can look. >> if you're a big, fat slob. >> look at this, come on. >> who doesn't want ha? >> i can't, because i'm lactose intolerant. >> a little lighter. we've got waffle cookies and lemon ice cream. >> where do you get this? >> at the supermarket. >> you plop it on there and -- >> you flatten it. >> i don't necessarily use a spatula. >> you can flat tn that way. >> you can do that. >> it will break it. >> all right. and you can roll it in here. >> roll it. >> well, you didn't do it right.
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>> pistachio. >> just stick it in there. dunk it. >> you can make it ahead and freeze it or you can eat it right away. >> and that's great. they like little egg salad sandwiches. >> you can make it -- >> what's down here. >> you can make a tureen. >> you have to use plastic wrap and just layer the ice cream. you're ready to dig in. we've got pistachio on the bottom. raspberry sorbet and frozen yogurt on the bottom. because you guys did all the work i'm actually going to spread this out and allow you to taste that. >> thank you, dana. >> thank you, dana, very much. we appreciate it thanks. coming up next, sara finds out why golf balls are a gold mine. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable,
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we're back with our special series called, they get paid for that? >> our sara checked 0-oout one t uses scuba gear and golf carts. >> who knew when this comes to real golf, there are people who rescue the countless balls from the depths of ponds only to give them a second life on the golf course, for a price. a light morning mist. the smell of freshly-cut grass. and carts revving up for a day of duty. tpc sawgrass in jacksonville, is 18 holes of bliss for amateurs and professionals alike. until their ball lands in deep water and becomes a sunken treasure for brian adams. >> so a golfer's like oh my gosh or the "beep" moment is a good thing for you?
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>> i don't, i do think them for their contribution. >> as a trained and certified golf ball scuba diver. each recovered ball goes towards his lively hood. a typical day involves a suit, a wetsuit, that is. a sea of green grass and the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. >> it's kind of like tai chi, because you do it with your eyes closed, you grab the balls and toss them in. left to my thoughts, i hum a song or think about something. >> on the course, brian's concerns go beyond slicing the ball or hitting the sand trap to what's prowling below the surface. >> what kind of encounters have you had? do you run into gators a a lot? >> i've had a few close encounters, about five-foot, had bubbles tickling his belly. we both came up as fast as we could. >> it wasn't just the gators that could be lurking under the water. poisonous snakes and otters can also be out of sight, not necessarily out of mind. brian, how does it look under
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there? >> you can't see your hands. >> in front of your face? you can't see anything? >> no. >> the thousands of balls that he collects every day, get cleaned, sorted and sold. official golf ball divers have contracts with courses, but the sheer volume of white gold lures nighthawks who will illegally collect and sell recovered balls. >> this is a big recycling project. >> yes, i think of myself as recycler. >> for brian, breathing new life into lost balls is totally worth of occupational hazards. on a scale of one to ten how cool is your job, ten being the coolest? >> 9.5. >> what do you leave the .5 for? >> the gators. >> brian recently left this job, but made a living at it for three years. the recovered golf ball business is estimated to be a $200 million industry. not bad.
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>> that's incredible. >> that's amazing. i never thought about that, sara. tomorrow, is facebook ruining your friendships? >> not yours. >> not at all. have a great booze-day tuesday, we'll see you tomorrow, guess what tomorrow is? wines-day! -- captions by vitac --
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